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Child Development (#157)


Textbook: Textbook on CD

Holly E. Brisbane. The Developing Child. Columbus, Ohio: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Companies, 2010. (ISBN: 978-0-07-888360-6)

Course Description:

This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Child Development (Course 158). In this course, students will study the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development of children from birth through early childhood. Topics will include prenatal development; preparation for birth and the birth process; impacts of heredity, environment, and family on the development of the child; and meeting children’s needs for food, clothing, shelter, and care. Emphasis is on helping students create an environment for children that will promote optimum development. Appropriate work-based learning strategies for this course are service learning, field trips, and internships. Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. This course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students.

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