• The goal of this course is to create a learning environment where students will better understand pregnancy, child development, and how to properly care for all ages of children. Through projects, videos, and a simulation baby, students will get to learn and experience skills they can utilize in the real world when they do become a parent.  

     This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic applications of child development theory with children from infancy through age six.  Areas of study include parenthood decisions, child care issues, prenatal development and care, and development and care of infants, toddlers, and children three through six.  Emphasis is on the responsibilities of parents, readiness for parenting, and the influence parents have on children while providing care and guidance.  Art, English language arts, and science are reinforced.   Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. 

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    Child Development Syllabus

    Email me at Julie.Carpenter@lincoln.k12.nc.us or call 704-736-1017 ext. 32229. I will return your call if I am out of the office. For absent students, all work on Canvas.