Jun 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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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.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Discuss prominent child development research and theories guiding parenting and care giver’s practices.
  2. Describe the developmental sequence from conception through early adolescence in all domains.
  3. Analyze critical stages of brain development as influencers of child development.
  4. Examine techniques to conduct and document observations of children as a means to assess and communicate growth and development.
  5. Explain individual differences in development.
  6. Identify how family, caregivers, teachers, community, culture, and trauma influence development.
  7. Outline community resources to support children’s and families’ development.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
  2. Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
  3. Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
  4. Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
  5. Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
  6. Positively support children’s whole development.
  7. Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
  8. Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
  9. Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
  10. 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.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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