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. Discuss considerations before parenting.

    _____2. Analyze the importance of good parenting.

    Unit 2: Child Growth and Development

    _____1. Examine responsibilities of good prenatal care.

    _____2. Discuss the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of the infant from birth to one year.

    _____3. Discuss meeting physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of children from one to three years of age.

    Unit 3: Behavior Guidance for Children

    _____1.   Analyze strategies for managing behavior.

    _____2.   Demonstrate effective ways of dealing with misbehavior.

    Unit 4: Children with Special Challenges

    _____1.   Determine ways to meet the needs of an exceptional child.

    _____2.   Examine types of child abuse.

    _____3.   Analyze methods of dealing with crises affecting parent-child relationships such as divorce, moving, death, and family crises. 

    Unit 5: Career Opportunities in Child Development

    _____1.   Explore career and job opportunities in the field of child development.


    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.



    Grading Schemes are as follows:  Tests- 55%, Activities-35%, and Exam-10%.  


    Test/Major Grades: A test or a project test grade will be given for each unit.  One of your major grades will be the completion of an interactive notebook.  A baby project, including the care of a simulated  baby will be a major grade. A comprehensive final exam will be given at the end of the semester. 



    • You will be assigned a weekly notebook check which will include bell work, exit sheets, and any other short assignment for the week.  
    • Vocabulary terms will be assigned for each unit. 


    Retesting:  A student may be retested when he/she requests.  A packet will be completed before the review, and then test will be administered.  The student will have 10 days after the test is returned. Projects will not be retested. 


    Daily Work /Projects: If you turn in a project or daily work late, then the highest will be an 80.   When absent you will be responsible for getting your work from the make-up day you return to class. 


    Course Requirements: 

    • Three-pronged folder with a pocket or section of a binder for notebook checks.

    A composition notebook due the first week of school.

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