Course: FC100 Child Development

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Family and Consumer Sciences

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

This course is designed for those interested in working with children in any of the following careers: early childhood education, elementary or secondary education, child services, child psychology or pediatric nursing. During this course you will study the stages of development, from prenatal through adolescence, discover how environment affects brain development, summarize the role of the responsible parent, and apply behavior guidance techniques while working with children. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate children’s toys and games for safety and engagement of children. In addition, you will compile a portfolio of creative ways to meet the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral needs of a child and develop age appropriate activities to interact with children.


  • Investigate and integrate theories of child development and parenting skills while studying children

  • Research, analyze, communicate and apply concepts that impact healthy development of children from conception to adolescence utilizing technology

  • Determine and integrate the knowledge of children’s healthy physical, emotional, social, moral and cognitive development while caring for children from infancy through adolescence

  • Create and implement innovative activities, cooperatively incorporating personal responsibility and professionalism

  • Research, analyze, communicate and apply the expectations of safe and healthy guidelines when working with children