Child Development 1

  • Prerequisite Course(s): None
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Career Cluster Area: Human Services
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: Alaska Family and Consumer Science (AKFCS)
  • Eligibility for Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate(s)/State License? Yes, Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Tech Prep: Yes, Kenai Peninsula College – 4 cr.
  • Is this course brokered through another institution or agency? Yes Kenai Peninsula College
  • Course Description: This course focuses on providing a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for children as they develop through various stages. The course may include field trips to various day care settings along with planning and orchestrating develop-mentally appropriate activities with children.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. Effective parenting skills
    2. Prenatal development
    3. Birth/Newborn
    4. Development of infants
    5. Development of toddlers
    6. Development of preschoolers
    7. Health and safety
    8. Children with special needs
    9. Substitute care
    10. Childcare career
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Access sources of parenting information, support, and assistance.AKFCS
R2.9HL DA1-7B2 D1 D5Technical SkillsLab Activities
2. Describe healthy care during pregnancy and environ-mental hazards to avoid.AKFCS
W3.3 W3.6LA DLab Assignment
3. Discuss the usual activities / procedures affecting both newborn and mother during birth and the period following.Lab Assignment
4. Chart the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of infant.AKFCS
W3.6A3ManagementOral Presentation
5. Chart the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of toddler.AKFCS
W3.6A3ManagementLab Assignment
6. Chart the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of preschoolers.AKFCS A3W3.6A3ManagementLab Assignment
7. Describe and implement develop-mentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.AKFCS A4W3.6LA DC2PlanningLab Assignment
8. Determine practices related to nutrition, safety, and sanitation that promote a healthy and safe environment for children.AKFCS
R2.5Math EA1Health / SafetyPre and Post Test
9. Describe ways to address the needs and enhance the development of exceptional children who require special services.AKFCS
LA DC2PlanningPre and Post Test
10. Analyze the various types of substitute care available for children.R2.5HL DHealth / SafetyPre and Post Test
11. Research career opportunities, education, and training needed for various childcare careers.AKFCS
R4.5LA DB1D6LaborOral Presentation

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