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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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EDUC& 115 - Child Development

5.0 Credits
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. S/U grade option.(Was ECE 110)
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss prominent child development research and theories.
  2. Describe the developmental sequence from conception through early adolescence in all domains using appropriate terminology and identifying characteristics of each.
  3. Describe individual and cultural affects, differences and commonalities in child development and nurturing practices.
  4. Articulate how family, caregivers, teachers, community and culture influence development.
  5. Implement appropriate techniques to conduct and document observations of children as a means to assess and communicate growth and development.
  6. Document the importance of active learning, direct experiences, play, and a social context to children’s learning, based on developmental principles and professionally defined practices.
  7. Demonstrate, as a child development specialist, the ability to describe and apply principles of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson in specific teaching strategies related to the individualized learning process and perspective of young children.

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