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Early Childhood Development
EARLY CHLD DEV
CLASS CODE: CHILD 310 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Advanced theory and development of children from conception through age eight, including physical, social, and cognitive development. Biological and environmental conditions affecting development and learning. Emphasis on application of current research.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter Summer I
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Child Development theories, biosocial, cognitive and psychosial typical and atypical development birth through 8-10 years of age and the multiple issues associated with each stage of development.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Students will apply theories of child development, both typical and atypical, and apply current research with emphasis on cognitive, motor, social-emotional, communication, adaptive, and aesthetic development in learning, family, and community context.
2. Students will identify pre-, peri- and postnatal development and factors, such as biological and environmental conditions, that affect children’s development and learning.
REQUIREMENTS: Text, exams, class presentation, three two hour interactive service learning experiences and reflection papers, BYU-Idaho preschool two-hour lab observation and paper, 11 course reflection journal papers, and class attendance.
PREREQUISITES: Grade of B- in CHILD 210 or Sociology 210. Child Development Majors: CHILD 100 and ECSE 100; ECSE Majors: ECSE 100. Sophomore standing or above.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002