CD-112 Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the major theories and contributors to the field of child development. (MOSPE 2; CCTC-HU-EC 7; CDA 8; NAEYC 1a)
  2. Identify the elements of prenatal development and stages of birth. (MOSPE2; CCTC-HU-EC 7; CDA 8; NAEYC 1ab)
  3. Identify average growth and developmental patterns of infants and toddlers. (MOSPE 2;CCTC-HU-EC 7; CDA 7 & 8; NAEYC 1a)
  4. Identify the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of infants and toddlers. (MOSPE 2;CCTC-HU-EC 7; CDA 2, 3 & 8; NAEYC 1a)
  5. Identify the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of the preschool aged child. (MOSPE 2;CCTC-HU-EC 7; CDA 2, 3 & 8; NAEYC 1a)
  6. Identify the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of the primary aged child. (MOSPE2; CCTC-HU-EC 7; CDA 2, 3 & 8; NAEYC 1a)
  7. Observe, record, and reflect on the development of children. (MOSPE2; CCTC-HU-EC 7; CDA 1 & 7; NAEYC 3ab)
  8. Develop a list of risk factors, delays, or disabilities that may indicate a need for special services. (MOSPE 2;CCTC-HU-EC 8; CDA 1 & 8; NAEYC 1bc)
  9. Recognize different children’s personalities, learning styles, and individual differences in development and how these elements impact children’s needs in the program. (MOSPE2; CCTC-HU-EC 7 &8; CDA 1, 5 & 8; NAEYC 1ab & 2a)

Course Outline/Major Topics Studied:

  • Growth and Development prenatal through 8 years
  • Theories of Growth and Development
  • Developmental Domains for Growth and Development
  • Observing, recording, and reflecting on development of children
  • Individual characteristics of young children