Child Development

1 Semester


9, 10, 11, 12


Prerequisites Needed: None
Prerequisites For: None

The course is a study of the principles of child growth and development from conception though adolescence. The focus of the course is on meeting children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs in their homes and classrooms. Students apply their learning in various educational settings.

This course is essential for students with goals to be a parent, k-12 educator, child psychologist, pediatrician, family practitioner, social worker, child care provider, and family and human service careers. This course meets the Wisconsin state mandate for Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Learning Targets

  1. Target 1- Analyze the hereditary and environmental factors impacting the health, safety and development of the growing child, including Shaken Baby Syndrome (Wisconsin state mandated.)
  2. Target 2- Integrate the knowledge of physical, emotional, social and intellectual development in relation to the needs of the growing child.
  3. Target 3- Analyze education, skills, interests and experience needed for a career in the Human Services or Education & Training Career Cluster.