This course provides a thorough examination of child development from conception, infancy, and toddlerhood through preschool and school age children. Physical, cognitive, emotional and social development will be studied throughout each of these stages. The role of a positive and involved caregiver in the life of a growing child is emphasized throughout the course, as well as guides for safety and best practices. Additional topics include parenting and guiding behavior, family planning, healthy pregnancy, genetic disorders, and children with special needs. Career options that involve working with children will also be explored.
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This course is divided into the following Units and Sections.
UNIT 1: THEORIES, PARENTING, & PREGNANCY
UNIT 2: INFANT & TODDLER DEVELOPMENT
UNIT 3: PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
UNIT 4: SAFETY, HEALTH, & CAREERS