General Description: This course explores how a child’s environment affects physical, social, cognitive and psychological growth. It is designed for students who may be considering careers that involve working with children.

Content:

  • Genetics
  • Child development from birth to adolescence
  • Family growth and development
  • Parenting
  • Theories in child psychology
  • How individuals relate to one another from birth to adolescence

Strategies: Students learn through a combination of:

  • Direct instruction
  • Group discussion and problem solving
  • Guest speakers
  • Student project and research
  • Cooperative learning
  • Career exploration

Note: Completion of this course with a B or better qualifies students for college credit at various community or technical college programs in our area.