This course discusses the stages of physical and mental child growth and development. It also describes beneficial actions child care providers can take to enhance development and deal with specific situations and circumstances. This course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 describes specific behaviors and cues that indicate normal or abnormal mental, physical, social, and emotional growth of infants, toddlers, and pre-school age children. It also laws and guidelines applicable t dealing with children with disabilities.
Semester 2 describes effective techniques for fostering positive child self esteem, managing childhood conflict and anger, and dealing with childhood stressors including trauma and stranger and separation anxieties. It also discusses ethical behavior expected of all child care professionals.
Career Elective Child Care 2