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Edgewood High School Child Development
 Course Syllabus

Teacher: Ms. Guill    Room 215

Contact Information: 903-896-4332 Ext. 8112

Course Description:

In Child Development, students learn first hand how parents and childcare providers can meet the needs for healthy growth and development of a child. This class focuses on everything from why we need to study parenting, to the birth process to child’s nutrition. Students will come of this course with a better knowledge of the effort and time it takes to raise a child. Class activities will emphasize the responsibilities and challenges of. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences and student organizations such as Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and SKILLS USA.

Content Lessons:

Family Life Cycle
Family Life Issues
The Beauty of Marriage
The Stages of Human Development: Fetal & Infant
Introduction to Child Development: Infant, Toddler & Pre

Human Development: Toddlers, Preschoolers & School Age Children
Human Development: Adolescent Female
Human Development: Adolescent Male
Nutrition Through the Life
Hot Topics- Childhood Obesity
MyPlate: The New Food Guide
Child Care Options
Child Care Services
Caring for Children
Child Abuse


Health Assessment: Child Care
First Aid Basics
Effective Reading Strategies
Education & Training Cluster
Entrepreneurship 101: Teddy Bear Academy
Jobs, Careers & Education

Grading Policy:

Work is due on the assigned date and late work will be deducted 30 points the day after due date, 50 points after that, and will not be taken after the third day. Make-up work is the responsibility of the student and should be obtained upon returning to school. If you are absent you need to ask for your missed work and notes.

The following grading scale will be used:

Test/Projects: 60%

Daily work & Quizzes: 40%

Supply List for Child Development-

Notebook Paper
Notebook 1 pkg.
3x5 Note Cards
Spiral/Three Ring Binder



I expect a high level of commitment, maturity, and respect for those participating in the class. I will expect your full participation.

We will have group projects, individual projects, lessons, and activities daily.

Class Rules:

1.Be one time, on task, and prepared to learn EVERYDAY! #NoFreeDays

2.Respect the teacher, the classroom, other students, and yourself #BeNice

3.Be responsive for your own learning #quitcheating#WorkHard

4.Clean up after yourself and peers #NotYourMomma

5.Keep all personal electronics put away! #NoTexting#NoTweeting#NoSelfies

6.No “Spinners” allowed in class AT ALL! #LeaveThatAtHome

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