Introduction to Child Development
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: Semester
Credit: ½ (Waives Senior Health and 3 UCC Credits Available)
Fee: $7.00 per Semester
Course Overview: The Introduction to Child Development class will be a foundational building block of the Early Childhood Education Program. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the physical, intellectual and social development of children from the prenatal period through age six. Students will be exposed to various theories and theorists associated with the study of Early Childhood Education. Students will apply their knowledge of growth and development as they learn to recognize and utilize developmentally appropriate practices to plan for Early Childhood Educational instruction and services. Lab opportunities will exist for students to further develop their understanding of child
development and their skills in planning, implementation and evaluation of developmentally appropriate activities. Students will also be trained in the areas of safety, sanitation and basic first aid for children. This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in education, child care, pediatric care or other fields that require direct contact with children. Three U.C.C. credits may be earned through this course.