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CHLD 102: Child Growth and Development

This course provides an overview of the theory and principles of human growth and development from conception through adolescence. Content includes an in-depth study of the inter-relatedness of physical, cognitive, social and emotional aspects of development. Development is studied in the context of family, gender, culture, language, ability, socioeconomics, diversity, and society. Special emphasis will be on the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, and Gardner. Four field observations are required outside of class time in addition to at least two during class sessions.

CHLD 102 Syllabus** (PDF format, 153 KB, 3 pages)



Various resources used within the course or assigned activities.

Content Questions** (PDF format, 145 KB, 5 pages)

Compilation of questions pertaining to textbook and additional course readings. Questions are arranged sequentially by textbook chapter.

Discussion Questions** (PDF format, 134 KB, 3 pages)

Potential topics for discussion in an online discussion board or during classroom instruction.

Readings and Resources** (PDF format, 134 KB, 2 pages)

Current, evidence-based resources aligned with OSEP-mandated objectives based on knowledge, skills, and dispositions early childhood practitioners need to acquire to support the learning and development of children and families within inclusive settings.

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