Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

All students must complete a project for this class.

Early Childhood Development and Caregiving                  Fall 2024

Find this class under the Life Skills Category during registration

  • Ages: 11+
  • Format: In-person 
  • Start Date: Classes begin week of August 19th 
  • Day and Time: Thursdays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Instructor:  Lindsay Ransom
  • Contact Information: 
    phone: 812-756-0015
    email: craftycrowsewandsew@gmail.com
  • Location: 8456 Gray Rd, Baroda
  • Registration Information: No additional registration necessary.


Course Description:

This course will help prepare a student to become a caregiver. Students will develop a “bag of tricks” that includes a caregiver manual, forms, sample schedules or caregiving plans, and age appropriate crafts and activities that can be done with the child(ren) they take care of. Upon completion of this course and all related assignments, students will receive a certificate and course outline.

Early Childhood Development and Caregiving Syllabus


*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.

Teacher of Record: Peres Sambu