• Understanding Young Children

    Mrs. Koch hlk13@scasd.org

    Course Description

     

    Understanding Young Children is a semester length course that combines child development theory and principles with parenting and caregiving skills.  Focusing on the child from birth through the age of five, students identify and support children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.  Through the use of simulations and actual preschool experience, students observe and participate in many interactions.  Learning to communicate with young children and respond in positive, supportive ways to their needs is stressed throughout the course.  Students enhance the play and learning of the young child through planning and leading activities in art, music, literature, foods, games, science, math and crafts.  Special issues including child neglect/abuse, teen parenting and special needs are examined.