Fort Dodge Community School District

Course Syllabus:

Child Development is for those interested in careers in medicine, teaching, childcare, social work, psychology, recreation, and homemaking. Emphasis is placed on learning about the physical, social emotional and intellectual development of children. The responsibilities ad satisfactions of parenting are explored.  Decision making and planning for responsible parenting are emphasized.

Prerequisite:  Juniors and Seniors

Textbooks:  Brisbane (2004) The Developing Child and Hildebrand (1994) Parenting: Rewards and Responsibilities

Units Covered:

  • Decision to Parent
  • Prenatal Development
  • Infant Development
  • Toddler Development
  • Discipline of Children
  • Parenting Skills


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