• Child Development Class Syllabus

    Teacher:   Mrs. Minix                 CTE/Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

    Kolarik Campus                        Class Room 154/Lab Room 160

    Phone:  713-378-3400                Extension:                    Conference

    Email:  melba.minix@channelview.isd.esc4.net

    Course Description:  This course provides students with an understanding of the aspects of human growth and development. Parenting skills are developed as positive guidance techniques and child-related issues are studied. Learning activities, observation techniques, and lab experiences in working with young children may be included. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of the course. This course is the foundation that shapes children's future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community, and in life in general.

    Course Objectives:

    • Identify the dangers of physical intimacy during dating
    • Describe and discuss responsible sexual behavior.
    • Describe the long-term benefits of abstinence and fidelity
    • Describe the potential short-term and long-term consequences and impact of sexual irresponsibility
    • Define domestic violence, abuse, and various sexual violations including sexual harassment
    • List the common types of STDs and their symptoms by researching and reviewing current findings and statistics
    • Explain the human reproductive process, infertility, pregnancy, and steps that lead to a healthy lifestyle
    • Recognize the characteristics and responsibilities of parenting
    • Discuss the importance of early prenatal and on-going prenatal care
    • Identify heredity and environmental factors influencing birth defects
    • Explain the characteristics of pregnancy
    • Identify characteristics of prenatal development and childbirth
    • List the sequential events in the childbirth process
    • Describe the growth and development of the newborn and infant
    • Describe the growth and development of the newborn and infant, and toddler and preschool child
    • Analyze appropriate positive discipline/guidance techniques
    • Describe challenging situations and the skills needed to cope
    • Identify health and wellness considerations for infants through preschoolers
    • Identify safety consideration for infants through preschoolers

    Participation:  Students are expected to come to class each day prepared to participate in activities that may include written and oral participation.  It is also expected that all students will participate during all class discussions, class projects, group work and activities.  Any student who comes to class unprepared or is not focused on the task at hand will not receive participation credit for that day.

    Assignments:  .


    Late Work: Accepted according to the policy stated in student handbook.

    Evaluations / Assessments:  test, quizzes, rubrics, checklist

    Grades:  Grades will be given based on completion and performance on all assignments, quizzes, and tests as well as participation.  A 100%-90%, B 89%-80%, C 79%-70%, D 69%-60%, F 59% and below.

    Test / Projects.......................................................50%
    Quizzes, Daily Grades, Conduct/Citizenship...........50%