Child Development

First Semester

This course integrates knowledge, skills and practices necessary for nurturing the growth and development of children. The study of the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual aspects related to prenatal through age 12 will be studied in addition to the positive and negative factors that impact child growth and development.

-Analyze physical and emotional factors related to beginning the parenting process.

Analyze biological processes related to prenatal development, birth, and health of child and mother.

Analyze the emotional factors of prenatal development and birth in relation to the health of parents and child.

Analyze legal, economic, and societal impacts of current and emerging technology on fertility and infertility practices.

-Apply knowledge of lifespan development from developmental theories and principles of growth and development.

Compare and contrast developmental theories.

Investigate the impact of developmental theories across the lifespan.

-Apply strategies that support and develop growth of the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of a child.

Analyze physical, emotional, social, moral, and intellectual development of children

Analyze interrelationships among physical, emotional, social, and intellectual aspects of human growth and development of children.

Analyze current and emerging research about child growth and development, including research on brain development.

Investigate issues that can hinder reaching developmental milestones

-Analyze factors that impact child growth and development.

Analyze the effect of heredity and environment on child growth and development (nature, nurture).

-Evaluate conditions that impact normal growth and development.

Examine educational, community, and governmental resources available to prevent developmental delays

Identify educational, community, and governmental resources available to address and improve developmental delays.

Identify policies and programs in a variety of sectors that positively or negatively influence healthcare, nutrition, education, child protection, and poverty

-Apply knowledge about child development through practicum experiences.

Develop observational learning skills