Focus of the Final Project:
Your community is planning to open a brand-new child development community center. Now that you are an expert in the field, you have been chosen to create a proposal for interactive, fun, and educational programming activities that will be provided for children and adolescents in this center. The chosen activities must be developmentally appropriate and based in theory. You will present your ideas to the city council with a written proposal describing the programming in detail. You have been asked to propose programming for the following five different age groups in the child development community center:
Infant (0-1 year)
Toddler (1-3 years)
Early Childhood (3-6 years)
Middle to Late Childhood (7-12 years)
Adolescence (13-18 years)
Use this Community Child Development Center Proposal Template Download Community Child Development Center Proposal Templateto organize your proposal. Enter the requested information on the title page where indicated. Where you find the text, “In this section you will describe the activity …” within the proposal template, please remove that and enter your own content. The headings in bold should not be altered. The final content for each “room” will consist of three paragraphs that will address three distinct activities that address physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development for that age group. Table 5.1 in your textbook will be very useful in identifying the major milestones in physical development.
In your Community Child Proposal,
Describe the activity in some detail (provide more than just the name of the activity).
Identify the specific domain related theory concept that supports the use of this activity.
Identify how the activity enhances physical, cognitive, or psychosocial development.
A good way to brainstorm different age appropriate activities is using Google’s search tool before researching. Please review What Is CRAAP? A Guide to Evaluating Web Sources (Links to an external site.). For example, enter “activities to support cognitive development in toddlers” and numerous sites with suggested activities will be displayed. Remember that your activities may be simple (especially with newborns), but they must also be specific and age appropriate, and you are to connect them to developmental theory within the proposal. You must also cite the sources in your proposal.
While much of the theoretical support for your proposal will come from the textbook, you must include information somewhere in the proposal from three credible or scholarly sources. If you included a source in your Weeks 2, 3, and 4 papers, then you have already met this requirement. Just transfer the source to the final proposal. Remember to cite all your sources (including the textbook) according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center.
The Community Center Proposal
Must be nine to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of project
Course name and number
Must use at least three scholarly or credible sources in addition to the text book. Be sure to integrate your sources (Links to an external site.) rather than simply inserting them.