Child Development

Students will understand the aspects of child growth and development, positive guidance techniques, and child-related issues.  Learning activities, observation techniques, and lab experiences in working with young children may be included. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) supports student leadership and has competitive events that may be an integral part of the course.

Unit 1 - Parenting

Literacy

Why is early literacy so important?

Reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills; it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. Bardige, B. Talk to Me, Baby!(2009), Paul H Brookes Pub Co.

Early Literacy Research Findings

Tips for reading to young children

Make reading part of your routine and make it fun. It can be a great time for parents to bond with their child and benefits the child's cognitive development

Storybook evaluation.doc

Do you believe that a way a parent raises a child matters?

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