Child Studies

Courses

CHILD DEVELOPMENT I (5204)

1 SEMESTER – 1/2 CREDIT (GRADES 9-12)

DESCRIPTION: Students will study factors that affect the growth & development of young children from conception through the first year of life. This includes study of pregnancy/Prenatal influences, labor, & delivery and the needs of the child in the 1st year of life. 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 as a real world/hands on experience of caring for an infant!  This course satisfies ½ credit for the Applied Arts requirement.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT II (5214)

1 SEMESTER – 1/2 CREDIT (GRADES 9-12)

DESCRIPTION: 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 & safety, positive guidance, case studies, special needs of children and careers working with children will all be studied. Students will have the opportunity to observe child in child care settings, create resources and projects for future careers in child care, as well as learn valuable skills to market themselves for jobs and babysitting. PREREQUISITE: Child Development I This course satisfies ½ credit for the Applied Arts requirement.

CAREERS IN EDUCATION (5241/2) 

FULL YEAR - 2 HOURS/2 CREDITS GRADES 11-12)

DESCRIPTION: The Teacher Cadet class is an innovative, year long teacher training course designed for the student who is curious about going into the field of education. This course seeks to provide the student with an insight into many facts of education, including a work-based learning teaching opportunity. The main focus will be teaching, but the course does expand to all aspects of the field of education. Students will do a field work placement in an elementary or middle school classroom in the district. PREREQUISITE: Juniors and Seniors, a completion of application which includes 3 teacher recommendation forms and an essay piece. The instructor will review all applications. Good attendance is required. Students need to have a G.P.A. of 2.0 or above and no major discipline infractions. Students are also responsible for their own transportation to and from the field placement (either as a driver to or with another student driver). See Counselor or instructor for details and application. Recommended but not required Child Development I and II

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