Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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HDFS 226 - Child Development

3 Credit(s)

Study of children’s physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development. Topics include, prenatal development and influences, a survey of various child-study approaches, instruction and experience in observing and recording the behavior of young children, study of adult-child differences, value of play, and discipline. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Identify and explain the theories of development (child-study approaches).
  2. Describe the development of the embryo and fetus.
  3. Describe the factors influencing prenatal development.
  4. Explain the effects of the environment on development.
  5. Identify the physical, cognitive and social/emotional developmental stages of infancy, toddlerhood, and the early childhood years (birth through six years of age – including how children differ from adults, the value of play, and types of discipline).
  6. Apply an understanding of the concepts, principles and terms learned, to the behaviors and activities of the developing child (infant through 6 years of age).
  7. Identify the basic physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development of middle childhood and adolescence (seven through18 years of age).

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