Child Development I
Grades 9-12 Quarter Class .5 Credit
Course Number: HS50502 Prerequisite: None
This course introduces the broad field of child development. Students will identify the characteristics of the developmental areas (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive) and stages (prenatal, infancy, toddler, preschool and school age). Students will obtain a broad understanding of the considerations needed to make an informed decision to become a responsible parent or educator. This content topic will provide opportunities for the students to apply communication, leadership, management, and cognitive skills needed to understand raising and educating a child. In addition, students will have the opportunity to examine the wide variety of career paths within child development and psychology, as well as the skills necessary for success within the field.