Students will gain knowledge and skills related to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth and development of children from prenatal through school-age. In the first semester, students will analyze the responsibilities of parenting, prenatal care and development, and the development of infants. During the second semester, students will continue investigating the development of toddlers through school-age children of diverse backgrounds including those with special needs. Students will analyze issues related to child care and protection such as nutritional needs, family violence and abuse, and healthcare. Students will also investigate careers related to the care and education of children.
Grade Placement: 10 - 12
This course is worth 1 credit.