Course Description

Fundamentals of Child Development

This course provides an overview of child development from prenatal through school age, including physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, and identity/individual development. It integrates developmental theory with appropriate practices in a variety of early childhood care and education settings. Emphasis is placed on understanding the needs of the whole child and applying best practice. (Prerequisite: None) (4 Credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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