Child Development

Part one is a study of children’s spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual development and needs, examining the role of parents and teachers in cultivating healthy growth in each aspect of the child’s life. The second part examines a variety of learning theories embedded in our curriculums, considers how they fit children of various ages, and how they affect our approaches to teaching.

Particular attention is given to applying these theories from a Christian mindset. Parallel components of the course include student readings in areas of individual choice related to some segment of the course, making observations on time spent with a child to observe aspects of child development, and an introspective study of one’s own development as a person.