Child Development, Early Childhood, & ParenthoodMs. Donielle EastChild Development
Students will study the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development of children from birth through early childhood. Topics will include parental development; preparation for birth and the birth process; impacts of heredity, environment, and family on 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. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, filed trips, and internships.Advanced Child Development
This Course builds on the foundational skills introduced in Child Development. Advanced Child Development addresses more complex issues of child development and early childhood education with emphasis on guiding physical, social, emotional, intellectual, moral, and cultural development throughout childhood, including school age children.Parenthood
Students are introduced to the rewards, responsibilities, and challenges involved in the parenting role. The importance of the decision to become a parent is reinforced in each unit.
Early Childhood I
This course prepares students to work with children birth to age eight. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the development of young children while providing early education and care. Stages of child development, health, safety, guidance, and developmentally appropriate activities are reinforced.
Early Childhood II
This course prepares student for employment in early childhood education and child-related careers. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the development of young children while providing early education and care.