Child Care (Beginning)

Recipients of the Child Care (Beginning) credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed the following tasks:

Activity 1 – Lifting and Carrying the Baby
(a) Lifts baby by supporting the head and neck with one hand and bottom with the other.
(b) Carries baby by supporting back and bottom in a face forward position.
(c) Lays baby down and positions to sleep on back.
(d) Cleans area and puts baby and materials away.

Activity 2 – Feeding the Baby
(a) Measures four ounces water for bottle and warms baby bottle to correct temperature.
(b) Tests to see if temperature is correct before feeding.
(c) Cradles and bottle-feeds baby in up-right position with head higher than feet.
(d) Burps the baby by holding at shoulder and rubbing/patting back or puts baby on lap face down and pats babyʼs back until she burps.
(e) Holds the bottle during feeding so that formula fills neck of the bottle and covers the nipple.
(f) Cleans area and puts baby and materials away.

Activity 3 – Diapering the Baby
(a) Removes diaper and cleans baby front to back with a diaper wipe.
(b) Puts disposable diaper on baby and secures tape tabs.
(c) Folds cloth diaper suitable for boy or girl.
(d) Puts cloth diaper on baby and secures with safety pins.
(e) Puts plastic panties on baby over cloth diaper.
(f) Disposes of soiled diapers in sanitary fashion.
(g) Cleans area and puts baby and materials away.

Activity 4 – Dressing the Baby
(a) Positions baby on back and dresses baby on flat surface.
(b) Puts diaper on baby.
(c) Puts gown on baby by pulling gown over babyʼs head and inserting arms. Then pulls gown down.
(d) Undresses baby by removing arms from sleeves and pulling gown over baby’s head. Dresses baby in onesie and booties.
(e) Dresses and undresses baby on lap while supporting back and head.
(f) Cleans area and puts baby and materials away.

Activity 5 – Sponge Bathing the Baby
(a) Fills small basin with warm water.
(b) Undresses baby and wraps in towel exposing only parts being bathed at a time.
(c) Uses damp cotton ball to clean eyes from inside corner to outside corner and outside of ears.
(d) Washes face with washcloth but no soap.
(e) Washes front side of baby to include neck, arms, trunk, and legs using one washcloth to wash and another one to rinse.
(f) Turns baby on side and supports with hand while sponge bathing back side of body.
(g) Supports head and neck over basin while shampooing and rinsing hair.
(h) Removes diaper and washes diaper area.
(i) Wraps baby in towel and pats dry; diapers and dresses baby.
(j) Cleans area and puts baby and materials away.

Activity 6 – Tub Bathing the Baby
(a) Prepares the tub by lining with a cloth diaper and pouring in two inches of warm water.
(b) Undresses baby and slips baby gradually into bath and supports neck and head with hand.
(c) Uses damp cotton ball to clean eyes from inside corner to outside corner and outside of ears.
(d) Washes face with washcloth but no soap.
(e) Shampoos and rinses babyʼs hair.
(f) Washes front side of baby to include neck, arms, chest, and legs.
(g) Turns baby over and supports with hand while bathing back side of body.
(h) Rinses baby thoroughly with fresh washcloth.
(i) Wraps baby in towel and pats dry; diapers and dresses baby.
(j) Cleans area and puts baby and materials away.

Activity 7 – Swaddling the Baby
(a) Folds blanket with one corner down and places baby in a diagonal position with the head over the fold in the blanket.
(b) Takes corner near babyʼs left arm and pulls over arm and across body.
(c) Lifts bottom corner and brings up over babyʼs body, tucking into first swathe.
(d) Lifts last corner, brings over babyʼs right arm and tucks under back on left side.
(e) Removes swaddling and practices wrapping baby loosely without tucking the arms and feet in.
(f) Cleans area and puts baby and materials away.
 

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