2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECE 210 - Child Growth and Development

3 CR
This course examines the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language development of children ages newborn through adolescence, including the genetic and prenatal influences on the child, the importance of play and consistent routines, the role of the family, and how nutrition and health issues affect a child’s development. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices. Students acquire skills in observing, recording, and interpreting child behavior. Each student will be required to spend four (4) clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals. A successful Central Abuse and Neglect Registry clearance must be submitted prior to completing the field experience. Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  or ENGL 151 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze the historical foundations of child development and the theories/theorists who have shaped the understanding and research in the early childhood field.
  2. Analyze young children’s physical, cognitive and social-emotional development and be able to recognize the stages of development of young children from birth through middle childhood.
  3. Argue environmental impacts on development in regard to family, socioeconomic status, society and culture.
  4. Critique the influence that heredity and the environment present in the development of individuals.
  5. Justify the importance of prenatal care and its impact on development.
  6. Adjust your personal interaction styles to better meet young children’s varied needs.