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 parenting, guidance, child development 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.
• Analyze career paths within early childhood education and service.
• Examine and reflect on the various facets of parenting.
• Understand the process of conception through birth.
• Recognize the different stages and areas of development from birth 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.
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