Child Development

This course focuses on an in-depth and critical study of the development of learners in three levels: a.) infant and toddler, b.) preschool and c.) K-3 levels (ages 0-8) considering the different domains and the multiple interacting influences. It demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the young learners’ gender, needs, strengths, interests and experiences. It provides opportunities to observe and interact with children from the three levels in their home and school environment to build preservice teachers’ positive disposition and readiness in preparing developmentally appropriate learning environment, teaching and assessment.