Child Development

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This course is designed for those students who just love working with children. Do you like the idea of becoming a pre-primary teacher, school-teacher, social worker, nurse or child care worker?  Perhaps you know some little children you enjoy spending time with or have started to think about baby-sitting.  If so, then this is the course for you. In this elective, students will have the opportunity to learn about child development from pregnancy through to birth, infancy and childhood (up to five years of age). The focus is on developing effective skills to interact with children.  Topics covered include pregnancy care, the importance of play, childhood safety and babysitting.  There is an emphasis on the domains of development and students will also learn about child rearing practices around the world. This course aims to raise students’ awareness of child development in preparation for personal development in parenting, life skills and future career pathways. The opportunity is available for students to continue in the Children, Family and the Community General course and in the ATAR course in Years 11 and 12. Assessments Students will be assessed on both written tasks and practical work.   Practical Assessments will include:

  • Busy Books
  • Baby Sitting Bags
  • Eye Spy Bottles
  • Cake decorating
  • Jig saws

The frequency of this subject is TWO periods per week.

  • A year long course, undertaken for two periods per week

This is a great course to choose if you love creating things and completing hands on tasks. Its packed full of fun activities throughout the whole year, with some of our favourites being the finger puppets and painted jigsaw. Abbey Mattingley

The study of this course will benefit those who may wish to choose Children, Family and Community ATAR and Children, Family and Community General in Years 11 and 12.

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