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Human Growth & Development

Course Number: 80821
Subject: Human Resources Services
Major/Program of Study: Early Childhood Education Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM)
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course is the foundation course in the Child Care Development completer program and is required for all students. Students will focus on human development from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on theories of physical, cognitive and psychosocial development, the effect of heredity and the environment, the role of caregivers and the family, health and safety concerns, and contemporary issues. Students explore special challenges to growth and development. Students will have opportunities for guided observation of children from birth through adolescence in a variety of settings to help students further understand theories of human development. Students will begin to develop the components of a working portfolio to be assembled upon completion of the internship.