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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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
  1. Identify and apply contributions of developmental theorists and their impact on the field of early childhood education (NAEYC 1a, 1b). 
  2. Compare relative roles of: genetics, environment, demography, familial influences, and cultural determinants (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b). 
  3. Discuss current health and social influences impacting development from pre-birth through age 8 (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c, 6a).
  4. Explain national issues which influence child development (NAEYC 1b, 1c, 6a).
  5. Identify analyze, and discuss factors in social, moral, physical, cognitive/language and brain development from pre-birth to age 8. (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c).

  1. Early Childhood Developmental Theories/Theorists
    1. Identification of grand theories/major theorists
    2. How theory informs developmentally appropriate practices
  2. Influence on Growth and Development
    1. Nature and nurture
    2. Environmental influences
    3. Demographics
    4. Familial influences
      1. Parenting
      2. Family composition
    5. Cultural influences
  3. Current issues
    1. Health
    2. Social
  4. National Issues and Influences
    1. Public policy
    2. Local issues
  5. Domains of Development
    1. Physical
    2. Social/emotional development
    3. Cognitive development
    4. Language and literacy development
    5. Moral development
    6. Brain development/research: (implications)