Child Development 2 - Grades 9-12 .5 credit / semester long course
This class has been developed as an introductory course for students who are interested in becoming educators, coaches, counselors, parents or other careers that focus on working closely with children. Focused on the development of preschoolers, guidance, safety and early childhood education, students will learn theories and techniques that will help them to interact, care for, and educate young children. The skills gained in this class will not only help students succeed in the early education environment, but in the work and family environment as well. Students will gain hands on experience while working as "assistants" in the preschool lab classroom. Each high school student will be paired with 1 -2 preschool buddies who they will work with for the entire semester.
• Analyze career paths within early childhood education and service.
• Recognize the different stages and areas of development from age 3 to age 6.
• Choose safe and developmentally engaging activities and materials for children to use.
• Demonstrate integration of curriculum and instruction to meet children’s developmental needs and interests.
• Develop professional practices and standards related to working with children.