Child Development & Early Childhood Education 1
THIS CLASS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ANY STUDENT CONSIDERING EDUCATION or CHILDCARE AS A CAREER!
(regardless of grade and/or subject)
This is the introductory course in the Career and Technical pathway to Child Care and Education careers. Child Development 1 is for the student to develop a more in depth understanding of how children grow, develop and learn from birth to school age.
Major themes include:
- Families & Children in Today’s Modern World
- Prenatal Growth & Development
- Physical, Social/Emotional & Cognitive Development in:
- School Age Children
- Importance of Play
- Encouraging Early Learning
- Health, Safety & Nutrition
- Teaching Young Children/How Children Learn
Students will be using Schoology, a learning platform that enables the teacher to teach and the student to learn in a user-friendly environment. PLEASE familiarize yourself with Schoology.
Students will have access to the course textbook: Child Development by Goodheart-Wilcox. Students will also have access to a workbook and other on-line resources as the series is specifically online only. Links will be posted in the Schoology Course Classroom, as well as username and passwords for access. There will be lots of other teacher provided learning materials that students will utilize during the direct learning/instruction of this class.
Students will engage in reading material, classwork that practices and reviews knowledge that has been taught, individual projects, and live class instruction and discussions. Students will also be watching videos and video clips as part of their instruction.
Grading for this class is 80% formative assessment (quizzes, certain tasks, discussion participation) and 20% Summative assessment (section or unit assessments & student projects that show learning took place). Not all work is graded but it is an integral part of virtual learning as the teacher will use it to gauge student learning. All assigned work is relevant to succeeding in this class.
We will be bringing back The Little BUlldogs Nursery School and childcare lab this semester.
Students will be, once again, learning and teaching young children, with the skills they learned in the classroom.
STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR ASSIGNED LAPTOP TO EVERY CLASS MEETING.