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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Child Development - Birth Through Middle Childhood (160)

Course Category: 
Location: 
Various child care facilities associated with the Caritas Training Center.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (15 weeks).

Dates: 
Version 1: April 1996 - August 2008. Version 2: September 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and recognize the landmarks of physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and linguistic development in the young child and use techniques of observation in tracking a child's development; identify major theorists and discuss their key ideas; compare the ideas of different theorists with those of Maria Montessori; discuss the ideas of theorists as they apply to classroom situations; select and provide the child with developmentally appropriate activities for each age and each stage of growth; identify developmental problems and provide appropriate activities for children with special needs; discuss the child's place in the family and the need to involve families in the child's healthy development; develop plans to create and furnish an an age appropriate space; and discuss articles on brain research in planning an interactive environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be to: define and recognize the landmarks of physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and linguistic development in young children and use techniques of observation in tracking children's development; identify major theorists and discuss their key ideas; compare the ideas of different theorists with those of Maria Montessori; discuss the ideas of theorists as they apply to classroom situations; discuss articles on brain research; select and provide children with developmentally appropriate activities for each age and each stage of growth; identify developmental problems and provide appropriate activities for children with special needs; and discuss children's place in the family and suggest ways to involve families in their healthy development.

Instruction: 

Version 1: This course introduces students in early childhood programs to the various theorists whose ideas focus on the development of young children. The course covers physical/cognitive development from birth through preschool and on to middle childhood, social/emotional development, and moral development. Major theorists who are prominent in each area are compared with the Montessori method and philosophy. The final portion of the course concentrates on the creation of an interactive age appropriate environment. Reading assignments, child development assignments and video tapes, child development and infant/toddler albums of age appropriate work, and examination are requirements of the course. Version 2: This course introduces students in early childhood programs to the various theorists whose ideas focus on the development of young children. The course covers physical/cognitive development from conception through preschool and on to middle childhood, social/emotional development and moral development. Major theorists, who are prominent in each area, are compared with the Montessori method and philosophy. Reading assignments, child development assignments and video tapes, child development and a child development album and examination are requirements of the course.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Montessori Education (6/00) (8/06 revalidation) (8/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).

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