Child Development

 

Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3

This unit explores the professional standards and employability skills required by business and industry. Students will grow to understand that responsibility, time management, organization, positive attitude, and good character have a large impact on employability and job retention.

Students will research various parenting styles and their effect on children's behavior and personalities. Students will understand the responsibilities of parents including serving a child’s emotional and physical needs and protect the child from abuse; additionally, parents must meet their children's basic needs for food, clothing, housing, medical care, and education. Students will investigate the legal rights of parents including legal and physical custody.

Students will research the characteristics of a healthy child and the symptoms of various childhood illnesses. Students will identify types and characteristics of child abuse and neglect. Students will identify signs of abuse and neglect including conditions that may be in place in environments where abuse may be more likely to occur.

Unit 4

Students will identify the signs and stages of pregnancy throughout each trimester. Students will discuss the importance of prenatal care and proper nutrition for mother and child.

Unit 5

Students will investigate strategies for optimizing the development of infants, including those with special needs. 

Unit 6

Students will investigate strategies for optimizing the development of toddlers, including those with special needs. 

Unit 7

Students will analyze the growth and development of preschool children, including those with special needs. 

Unit 8

Students will analyze the growth and development of school-age children, including those with special needs.