927 Child Development

1 semester, ½ credit

Open to juniors and seniors

This course offers students opportunities to learn about children from prenatal development through preschool. Students plan, implement, and evaluate field practicums for hands–on learning. This field practicum and a variety of guest speakers challenge students’ learning and interest in future child-related careers such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, pediatric nursing, Montessori facilitator, preschool teacher, and more.


 By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Describe prenatal development.
  2. Identify and describe birth defects.
  3. Explain labor and delivery.
  4. Understand the sequence of infant development.
  5. Describe toddler development.
  6. Recognize the joys and challenges of parenting children with special needs and identify intervention techniques to aid in development.
  7. Understand child abuse and prevention.
  8. List and describe various careers relating to children.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Development of children from birth through preschool
  2. Genetic and preventable birth defects
  3. Process of labor and delivery
  4. Infant and toddler development
  5. Early intervention techniques for children with special needs
  6. Types of child abuse, prevention and intervention
  7. Careers relating to children both educational and medical



This course last updated on August 27, 2019, by the Practical Arts Department.