Basic Infant Care Curriculum Overview: • 13 hour course, comprised of 15 lessons in three units • The important role of a caregiver • Techniques for proper infant care skills • Health, Safety and Emergency procedures Goal: For Students to gain knowledge and skills to confidently care for young infants and toddlers. Healthy Choices: Relationships, Sexuality and Family Planning Overview: • 14 hour course, comprised of 17 lessons in three units. • Proven lasting learning experience that increases knowledge, changes attitudes and has measurable impact on behaviour • Improving self-esteem, handling pressure and using good communication skills • Male and Female reproductive systems, fertilization, conception, prenatal development and the birthing process. • Abstinence, contraception, pregnancy risk and STIs Goal: Help Students realise the importance of waiting to engage in sexual activity and thereby delaying becoming a parent until they are emotionally, financially, psychologically and socially ready. To introduce the importance and variety of skills needed in caring for an infant. Parenting: A Guide to Parenting Skills for Life Overview: • Twelve 45-minute lessons, as well as pre- and post-tests. • Helps Students learn about the stages of development throughout a child’s lifespan • Health and safety issues for infants and toddlers • Ideas for education and play • Stages of trust and brain development of an infant • Variety of parenting styles used and their impact on a child • Techniques for nurturing, recreation, language improvements and other related topics • Financial aspects of raising a family Goal: Help Students understand the complex nature of child development and the important role that parents play in the healthy development of their child.
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