CDEV1010 Child Growth and Development

This course examines the major developmental milestones, both typical and atypical, for children from birth through adolescence in the areas of physical, social-emotional, language, cognitive and aesthetic/creative development. While studying developmental theory, investigative/observational research methods, and developmentally appropriate practices, students will observe children and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. The course emphasizes variations across cultures and interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Examine the major theories of early childhood development and learning and their implications for practice 
Examine social-emotional development of infants and toddlers
Examine cognitive development of infants and toddlers
Examine physical development of infants and toddlers
Examine social-emotional development of preschool children
Examine cognitive development of preschool children
Examine physical development of preschool children
Examine social-emotional development of school-age children
Examine cognitive development of school-age children
Examine physical development of school-age children

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE).  Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals.  Refer to the Course Credits section of this syllabus for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus and Eden Prairie Campus: 952-995-1300

Credit Details

Lecture:

3