Aug 08, 2022
ECE 117 - Child Growth and Development 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Analysis of the elements which affect growth and development pre-birth to age eight. Includes developmental theorists, roles of genetics, health and social influences, public policy issues, and domains of development.
Information: Students must have college-level reading and writing skills to be successful in ECE courses.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SBS; Meets CTE - SBS.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Identify and apply contributions of developmental theorists and their impact on the field of early childhood education (NAEYC 1a, 1b).
- Compare relative roles of: genetics, environment, demography, familial influences, and cultural determinants (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b).
- Discuss current health and social influences impacting development from pre-birth through age 8 (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c, 6a).
- Explain national issues which influence child development (NAEYC 1b, 1c, 6a).
- Identify analyze, and discuss factors in social, moral, physical, cognitive/language and brain development from pre-birth to age 8. (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c).
- Early Childhood Developmental Theories/Theorists
- Identification of grand theories/major theorists
- How theory informs developmentally appropriate practices
- Influence on Growth and Development
- Nature and nurture
- Environmental influences
- Familial influences
- Family composition
- Cultural influences
- Current issues
- National Issues and Influences
- Public policy
- Local issues
- Domains of Development
- Social/emotional development
- Cognitive development
- Language and literacy development
- Moral development
- Brain development/research: (implications)
Full Academic Year 2017/18
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