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CHLD 120 - Growth and Development of the Young Child
This course provides an overview of the theory and principles of human growth and development from conception to age eleven. Content includes an in-depth study of the inter-relatedness of social, emotional, physical, and cognitive aspects of development. Development is studied in the context of family, gender, culture, language, ability, socioeconomic, diversity, and society. Special emphasis will be on the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, and Gardner. Two, one-hour field experience (FE) observations are required outside of class time. Successful completion of this course applies toward Gateways ECE Credential Levels 2, 3, and 4.
3 SH
Approved reading score or equivalent
Stassen Berger, K (2021). The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence (8th Edition). Worth Publishers.
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