Child Development

Child Care I & II

Students will study factors that affect the growth and development of young children from conception through the first year of life. This includes study of prenatal influences and possible problems, pre and postnatal care, labor, and delivery and the needs of the child newborn to 12 months. The four areas of development (physical, social emotional and intellectual) will be a focus on the study of the whole child along with appropriate care and guidance for each stage discussed. Students will use the simulated baby.

This class is a continuation of Child Development I. Students will study the four areas of a child's development from ages one to twelve. Theory, health and safety, positive guidance, special needs of children and careers with children will all be thoroughly addressed. Students will have the opportunity to observe in our high school childcare setting.

Students successfully completing the courses in this program may qualify for college credit through Articulation Agreements with various area colleges and universities. Students may also qualify to become a member of our Internship Program and receive a job in their related field their senior year.