This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
Child development refers to the physical, cognitive, and social and emotional changes that occur in human beings between conception and 12 years of age. The student examines the phases of child development from the prenatal period to early adolescence. The importance of prevention and intervention in healthy development is explored by linking theory to child and youth care practice. Developmental stages, heredity, culture, and environmental influences are addressed with emphasis placed on the interdependency between the physical, cognitive and social/emotional milestones in childhood.
All sections for this course are in progress.