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|HDFS 226 - Child Development|
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: 1. Identify and explain the theories of development (child-study approaches). 2. Describe the development of the embryo and fetus. 3. Describe the factors influencing prenatal development. 4. Explain the effects of the environment on development. 5. Identify the physical, cognitive and social/emotional developmental stages of infancy, toddlerhood, and the early childhood years (birth through six years of age – including how children differ from adults, the value of play, and types of discipline). 6. Apply an understanding of the concepts, principles and terms learned, to the behaviors and activities of the developing child (infant through 6 years of age). 7. Identify the basic physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development of middle childhood and adolescence (seven through18 years of age).
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