• 2013-2014 Course Syllabus for CHILD DEVELOPMENT    Term 1


    Teacher: KATHRIN WILLIAMS E-mail: kathrin.williams@biloxischools.net

    Teacher’s Web Site: on school webpage


    Objectives: Child Development is a course that develops skills related to physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of the child. It includes instruction on considerations for parenthood, prenatal care, child growth and development, behavior management, needs of exceptional children, and career opportunities.

    Unit 1: Considerations for Parenthood

    _____1. Week 2: Discuss considerations before parenting.

    _____2. Week 3: Analyze the importance of good parenting.

    Unit 2: Child Growth and Development

    _____1. Week 4: Examine responsibilities of good prenatal care.

    _____2. Week 5 & 6:  Discuss the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of the infant from birth to one year.

    _____3. Week 7 & 8: Discuss meeting physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of children from one to three years of age.


    Tests and Grades


    Grading:  A=90-100  B=80-89  C=70-79  D=65-69  F=below 65  I=incomplete

    Grading follows the policies of Biloxi Public Schools.  A mid-term progress report and a report card following the end of each term are issued.


    Tests: Grading Schemes are as follows:  Tests- 55%, Activities-35%, and Exam-10%.  Tests will be given on each chapter as the material is covered in class.


    Retesting:  A student may be retested when he/she requests.  A packet will be completed before the test is administered.  The student will have 10 days after the test is returned.


    Homework/Assignments/Projects: Class work will not be accepted late.  When absent you will be responsible for getting your work from the make-up folder the day you return to class.  The assignment will be written on a form  You must attach the form to your work.   The student has 5 days from the day he/she returns to school to turn in the work.  If there is not a form attached, the highest a student will earn will be a 50. A parenting project will be completed during week 5 through 8 that will be a test grade.  A brochure using Publisher will be completed during week 3 that will be a test grade.


    Course Requirements: Three-prong folder with a pocket.  There will be a notebook check daily grade each unit. 


    Important Dates:

    Midterm progress report: September 9      Common Term Assessment: September 30-October 4 

    Report Cards: October 18


    Come to class on time, complete all daily assignments, ask questions if you don't understand, and have a good attitude!