Feb 02, 2023
EDUC& 115 - Child Development Credits: 5
Build foundation for explaining how children develop in all domains, conception through early adolescence. Explore various developmental theories, methods for documenting growth, and impact of brain development. Topics addressed: stress, trauma, culture, race, gender identity, socioeconomic status, family status, language, and health issues.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Discuss prominent child development research and theories guiding parenting and care giver’s practices.
- Describe the developmental sequence from conception through early adolescence in all domains.
- Analyze critical stages of brain development as influencers of child development.
- Examine techniques to conduct and document observations of children as a means to assess and communicate growth and development.
- Explain individual differences in development.
- Identify how family, caregivers, teachers, community, culture, and trauma influence development.
- Outline community resources to support children’s and families’ development.
- Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
- Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
- Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
- Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
- Positively support children’s whole development.
- Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
- Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
- Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
- Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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