Child Growth and Development I

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
3 semester hours credit

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course is a study of the growth and development of the child from conception through age five including the physical, social, emotional and mental development of the young child, influence of environment, and principles and theories of development.


Course Details


Kelly Edwards


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

Textbook information will be provided by the instructor.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This is not a General Education Course.

CCC Outcome 1: Identify of basic principles of child growth and development.

CCC Outcome 2: Create a developmentally appropriate learning environment that is safe, healthy, respectful and supportive of children and families.

CCC Outcome 3: Develop educational programs that promote the social and emotional development of children.

CCC Outcome 4: Develop educational programs that improve motor, language and cognitive development of children, including literacy development.

CCC Outcome 5: Demonstrate involvement and positive relationships with families and communities.

CCC Outcome 6: Apply principles of screening and assessment.

CCC Outcome 7: Exhibit professionalism in the field of early childhood education.

CCC Outcome 8: Identify and demonstrate effective program management techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify key factors, including behavior patterns and basic needs, regarding physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of the child from birth through age 5.

Analyze the role of play in the learning of the young child and how children develop.



Activities with short answer assessment, Essay, Final Exam



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will facilitate class discussions and/or interactions, provide reading materials on professional education and related articles, evaluate clinical experiences and associated papers/journals, and conduct formal evaluations of student lessons/portfolios.


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