Analysis of HEC 3520 Parent Education and Child Guidance to CFLE Curriculum Standards and NAEYC Standards
The purpose of this study was to conduct an in-depth analysis overview of the HEC 3520 Parent Education and Child Guidance course. The main task was to compare the HEC 3520 Parent Education and Child Guidance to the CFLE Curriculum Standards and NAEYC Standards. To begin the process of analysis, every individual course assignment and objective was compared to both sets of standards. The comparison process was overviewed with a system of checking if each objective and standard met with the correlating assignment by highlighting the area it met. When evaluating the course, it was revealed that two course objectives, two CFLE standards, and two NAEYC standards were not met. To correct the missing objectives and standards, new assignments were created to align with the course. The new assignments consisted of a child behavior assessment, a collaborative technology presentation, and online discussion board posts. The newly designed assignments gave a breakthrough for rich and meaningful content by allowing opportunity for the candidate to carry out a mini experience of observing child behavior with the use of assessment and theoretical practices learned, use peer collaboration and technology, and foster peer communication of knowledge regarding content topics. Overall, the findings of this analysis of standards proved to create room for small and few improvements to the HEC 3520 course. The changes made will impact the experience of student learning with more opportunity for the candidate to gain the best expertise possible in the child guidance content.