Child Development

During the first semester, topics in this course will include the family unit, parenting readiness and responsibilities, the challenges of teen pregnancy and single parenthood, and prenatal development. Medical and dietary needs of the pregnant woman will be examined along with environmental hazards to avoid during pregnancy, such as the effects of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on the unborn baby. Students will study the decisions and preparations of expectant parents, the process of birth, and care of the newborn. The second semester covers the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of infants and toddlers and will include the use of the “Baby Think it Over” dolls, which students will care for over a 24-hour period to experience simulated life as a new parent. Students will learn how to form positive relationships with children and develop effective parenting and caregiver skills. Other topics will include preventing accidents and illness, handling emergencies, care of exceptional children, and preventing child abuse and neglect, as well as an overview of possible careers relating to children.


The 
Child Development Expectations page includes the course syllabus.

Below, you will find a summary of the daily activities for Child Development.

Child Development Review and Enrichment for 03/16 - 03/27

posted Mar 23, 2020, 8:31 AM by Amber Whitney   [ updated Mar 24, 2020, 9:54 AM ]

During the two-week school shut-down for COVID-19, I wanted to make some resources available to you. Please feel free to read the articles at the links below. Thing about how you might implement these ideas when interacting with young children. Please fill out the Google Form at the link below to respond to the articles, videos, and websites that you are checking out while you are away from school.

Child Development for Substitute for 03/12

posted Mar 11, 2020, 11:52 AM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide.

Today, the students will read Chapter 9 in the textbook and work on the Chapter 9 Study Guide.

Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their bell ringer sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Child Development for 03/11

posted Mar 11, 2020, 7:01 AM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide.

Today, we will discuss the needs of the baby. As we go over the PowerPoint presentation, the students will fill in the Notes worksheet. Then, the students will complete the Are Baby's Needs Being Met worksheet. We will go over their answers if time allows.

Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their bell ringer sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Child Development for 03/10

posted Mar 10, 2020, 5:51 AM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide.

Today, the students will finish their baby shower. They will complete the Infant Expenses and Baby Shower Summary. Then, we will watch a couple Supernanny clips on caring for infants and discuss the tips.



Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their bell ringer sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Child Development for 03/09

posted Mar 9, 2020, 7:02 AM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide.

At the beginning of the period, the students will turn in their Chapter 8 Study Guide.

Today, the students will have their baby shower. Once they receive their baby shower gifts, they will work on the Infant Expenses and Baby Shower Summary. 

Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their bell ringer sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Child Development for 03/06

posted Mar 5, 2020, 7:41 PM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide.

Today, the students will read Chapter 8 in their textbooks and work on the Chapter 8 Study Guide. This Study Guide is due Monday at the beginning of class.

Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their bell ringer sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Child Development for 03/05

posted Mar 5, 2020, 4:44 AM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide.

Today, the students will read Chapter 8 in their textbooks and work on the Chapter 8 Study Guide. This Study Guide is due Monday at the beginning of class.

Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their bell ringer sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Child Development for 03/04

posted Mar 4, 2020, 6:39 AM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide.

At the beginning of the period, the students will turn in their Newborn Care Research.

Today, the students will watch the an episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8. As the students watch the video, they will complete the the Analysis worksheet. Then, we will discuss their answers. If there is time remaining, we will watch a second episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their bell ringer sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Child Development for 03/03

posted Mar 2, 2020, 11:14 AM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide. 

Today, the students will continue to research tips for caring for a newborn. The students will complete the Tips for Newborn Care Research worksheet. This should be complete by the beginning of class tomorrow.

Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their Bell Ringer Sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Child Development for 03/02

posted Mar 2, 2020, 5:54 AM by Amber Whitney

The LEQ, objectives, bell ringer, weekly safety question, exit question, and agenda are included on the attached bell ringer slide. 

At the beginning of the period, the students will turn in the Bell Ringer Sheets from last week.

Today, we will watch the Newborn Care video that is linked below. After the students watch the video, we will discuss this video. Then, the students will begin research tips for caring for a newborn. The students will complete the Tips for Newborn Care Research worksheet.


Before the end of class, students will copy and answer the exit question on their Bell Ringer Sheets. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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