• Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: Child Development
    Subject: Family and Consumer Science
    Grade Level(s): 11-12

    Synopsis of Curriculum

    An in-depth study of the development of children beginning with the prenatal stage through the elementary years. The focus is on early childhood with an emphasis on the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of the child. Observation of children in a preschool and elementary school will be included weekly and students will leave school during their school day for this. CPR certification is taught in class for a nominal fee and is mandatory. Teacher recommendation is required as well as a current physical and TB test within the year. Students must be 16 by October first.

    Units of Study Titles

    The Science of Child Development

    Prenatal Development and the Newborn

    Baby’s First Year

    Toddlers 1-3 Years

    The Child From 4-6

    The Child From 7-12