Feb 21, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

EDU 107 - Child Growth and Development for CDA


Course Description: An examination of the development of children from pre-birth through puberty. Utilizing both theoretical and practical perspectives, the physical, cognitive, social, personality and emotional development of children will be, with an emphasis on the interrelationships between theory, research and practice. Also considered are such topics as the critical role of adults in fostering all areas of children’s growth and the significant influence of family and culture on development.  Students will begin to work on the CDA Competency Statements and Resource Collection Items based on the setting area of the CDA: Preschool, Infant Toddler or Family Child Care.  This course is the first of three courses.
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Interview a family about prenatal care, family values and traditions, giving birth, and postnatal experiences and summarize the experiences in a five-page paper using predetermined prenatal terminology.
  • Observe and interpret the results of two different age groups of children using the Running Record and Checklist Observation Tools and reflect by comparing and contrasting the two different tools. 
  • Recognize and know the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, analyze a case study to determine if you would file a 51A and prepare to defend your decision based on established 51A criteria, and discuss how it is a moral and social responsibility to protect children and relevance of mandated reporter law. 
  • Discuss the early childhood theorists and their role in child development by watching a child in a YouTube video, then choose two child development theorists as a basis to analyze the child’s behavior. 
  • Demonstrate CDA Competency Standards 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5, 6.1, 6.2 & CDA Professional Philosophy Statement for CDA Professional Portfolio by composing paragraphs using specific ECE terminology. 
  • Choose CDA Resource Items IV, V, VI-2, VI for CDA Professional Portfolio

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