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Edgewood High School-
Child Development Course Syllabus

Teacher: Ms. Guill Room 215

Contact Information: 903-896-4223 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. Late work: 30 points off for the first day, 50 points off the second day, and the third day work will not be accepted. Make-up work is the responsibility of the student and should be obtained upon returning to school. If you are absent you need to find your work in the missed class bin.

The following grading scale will be used:

Test/Projects: 50%

Daily work & Quizzes: 50%

Supply List for Human Growth and Development:

1.Spiral Notebook ( any color)

2. 3 Brad/Prong folder (any color)

3. Blue or black ink pens/pencils 4. Kleenex 5. Germ-X


This course covers material that is generally taught in a postsecondary setting therefore, I expect a high level of commitment, maturity, and respect for myself as well as all those participating in the class. I will expect your full participation.

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

Classroom Rules:

1. Be on time, on task, and prepared to learn EVERYDAY.

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

3.Be responsible for your own learning.

4. Clean up after yourself and your peers.

5. Keep all personal electronics PUT AWAY. 6. No “Spinners” allowed in class AT ALL! Procedures:

1. Everyone retrieve their journals once they enter the room.

2.All students should be seated once the bell rings.

3. Students should answer the bell ringer in their journal for that day.

4.Write your name and the date on all assignments,notes, and projects.

5. All finished or missed work will be places in the back of the room in the designated bins.

6. In order to leave class, you must sign out and have a pass.

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