Assistant Child Care Teacher Certification
The students in Ms. Hawkins' Assistant Child Care Teacher (ACCT) course have been very busy getting various child care certifications. The first training students completed was the Shaken Baby Syndrome training. Students had a two day training where each student learned the symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome along with the short and long term effects a violent shaking may have on a child. Students were required to create an action plan where they identified resources they could use to help them when they are taking care of a child with Shaken Baby Syndrome. The second training students were involved in was a CPR training with Justin Fritz and Thomas Bayer from the Baldwin Area EMS. The three day training taught students the proper CPR procedures for chocking infants, children and adults. Upon completion of the training and passing the CPR exam, students were then shown how to use the AED properly. A huge thank you to Justin Fritz and Thomas Bayer for taking the time to train our students.
ACCT students also took a field trip to Career Day at WITC. During this day, students were exposed to the course offerings WITC has in career fields the students have interest. The ACCT students were able to tour and meet with the instructors in Early Childhood Education. Students were able to create curriculum resources that they would make while enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program. They also were able to learn about the Social Services and Gerontology fields. As a result, students were able to participate in activities that allowed them to experience various conditions that occur as an older adult including cataracts, glaucoma, and immaculate degeneration.
Submitted by: HS FCE Teacher and FCCLA Advisor Ms. Courtney Hawkins