Courses - Child and Lifespan Development

Child Development is a specialilzed course that prepares students to understand the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development of children. It is part of the Education & Training Career Cluster of courses.

The course is designed to help young people acquire knowledge and skills essential to the care and guidance of children as a parent or caregiver. Emphasis is on helping students create an environment for children that will promote optimum development. Experiences such as laboratory observations, job shadowing, or laboratory participation may be included if opportunities are available.

Students will be given the opportunity to earn a credit in each of the courses within this career cluster.  The classes include Family and Consumer Science, Child and Lifespan Development, Family and Parenting, and Teaching as a Profession.

Course Syllabus (in PDF)


Created by: Mei Ling Hayens
Updated by: Mei Ling Haynes
Last Updated: August 2013