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ECE 276 Child Development
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A-F and S/U

Description: Theories, trends and research in human development from prenatal through adolescence with emphasis on the principles, general characteristics and behaviors of physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of children and adolescents. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1.(Comprehension Level) Describe and explain theories of human growth, development and learning.
2.(Comprehension Level) Describe the stages and milestones of human development, and the functions, processes and characteristics of each stage.
3.(Comprehension Level) Describe how human development occurs in the following domains: physical, motor, social, emotional, language, cognitive.
4.(Analysis Level) Examine the impact of cultural and societal influences on development, and recognize that children are best understood in the contexts of family, culture and society.
5.(Analysis Level) Distinguish individual differences in development, and the similarities and differences between children who are developing typically and those with diverse abilities.
6.(Analysis Level) Recognize how children acquire language, and the many functions language serves in all aspects of development.
7.(Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the interaction between environmental and biological factors that influence the development of each child.
8.(Evaluation Level) Assess how self-concept, identity, family and peer relationships develop during childhood and adolescence.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation
Standard One: Promoting Child Development and Learning
Standard Two: Building Family and Community Relationships
Standard Three: Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
Standard Four: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families
Standard Five: Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
Standard Six: Becoming a Professional