New Born to Elementary

Course description:
This course will provide an overview of different aspects of Child development from theories and important contexts that shape children’s development. The course will provide also knowledge about effective parenting and instructional practices.
Course objective:

  • Developing understanding of children’s development during infancy until 12 years of age
  • Gaining knowledge of effective parenting, behaviors and attitude that support child well-being.
  • Developing basic understanding the effect of stress and Trauma on a child and risk and protective factors.
  • Students will describe practical applications of theories.
    Course outlines:
  1. Theories in child development
  2. Foundations of development
  3. Infancy and toddlerhood: The first 2 years
  4. Early childhood: two to six years
  5. Middle childhood: seven to eleven years

Required Text:
1- Child Development, Third Edition: A Practitioner’s Guide (Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families. By Douglas Davies
ISBN-10: 9781606239094
ISBN-13: 978-1606239094
2- How to discipline your six to twelve year old without losing your mind
Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D., and Barbara C. Unell
ISBN-10: 0385260474
ISBN-13: 978-0385260473

Child development:
The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work

Child development guide:
Center for Development of Human Services Research Foundation of SUNY, Buffalo State College

The challenging child, by Stanley I. Greenspan, MD with Jacqueline Salmon

Evaluation tools:
Writing paper about development theories and applications
Case reports