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 Course Title:   Child Development

 Title Abbreviation:   CHILD DEVELOPMENT

 Department:    EDUC&

 Course #:    115

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    131501

 EPC:    839

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.


Prerequisite: None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Social Sciences, Required for ATA degree, Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU EDEC 331 See note for EWU
EWU CEDP 313 Note: the upper division credit assigned to this course at the four-year school. Although, traditionally taught at four-year schools as part of teacher certification, CC's have begun teaching these courses to meet the needs of child care provider certification. The courses are equivalent, but have separate historical roots.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the different areas of development.
  2. Identify the principles of development.
  3. Identify developmental sequences.
  4. Evaluate information in an objective manner.
  5. Keep appropriate child information.
  6. Apply understanding of children and their behavior to all human behaviors.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of ecological view of development and the implications of a diverse society.
  8. Provide a basic understanding of the role of culture, family, and society in relation to the growth and development of children.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

Course Contents

  1. Principles of development.
  2. Hazards of pregnancy.
  3. Observation guidelines and techniques.
  4. Developmental patterns.
  5. Ages and stages
  6. Physical development.
  7. Motor development.
  8. Language development.
  9. Emotional development.
  10. Social development.
  11. Self-concept.
  12. Sex-role development.
  13. Cognitive development.
  14. Moral development.
  15. Environmental context of development.
  16. Culture and development.