Catalog 2020-2021 
    May 19, 2022  
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC& 115 Child Development

5 credits
This course will build a foundation for explaining how children develop in all domains, conception through early adolescence.  Students will explore various developmental theories, methods for documenting growth, and impact of brain development. Topics addressed are: stress, trauma, culture, race, gender identity, socioeconomic status, family status, language, and health issues.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or equivalent placement score for ENGL 093  or higher) and ABED 040  (or equivalent placement score for MATH 087  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

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

Program Outcomes
This course teaches to the following program outcomes:

  • document children’s skill development and plan programs based on documented observations
  • be prepared to communicate in verbal and written format with the parents

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50