3 units, 35 hours
Patterns of family living in modern society, including varying roles and interaction of family
members; factors affecting family, including urban-suburban living, socio-cultural, racial, and
economic; the relationship of the family to the preschool and to such community resources as
represented by health, welfare, educational, recreational, religious, and counseling
organizations. Students are required to observe children in a group setting.
3 units, 35 hours This course is designed for students to study the growth and development of children from the prenatal stage through adolescence. For each stage of development attention to both typical as well as atypical development in each area is discussed. Included are the influences of culture, family, and the environment. The material in this course is designed as a foundation for teaching, nursing, early childhood education, and parenting.