Instructor: Kintrissa Hunter
Class: Child Development
Course Description: This course examines child development from conception to age eight by considering the complex interaction between heredity and environment factors. Children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development is discussed as well as the implications for developmentally appropriate practice. It includes the theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, Brofenbrenner, and others.
Course Purpose: This purpose of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the characteristics of children of diverse cultural backgrounds within and outside of the US. The course discusses typical as well as atypical development The course is intended to assist future teachers and childcare providers in understanding and celebrating the rich diversity among children around the world.
The instructor will set out to teach:
1. Application of the principles of child growth and development and the examination of quality practices dealing with Child Development Early Stages through ages 12.
2. Recognition of key factors of a child's stages of development as demonstrated by behavior patterns, social issues, physical, emotional, and intellectual development.
Description of how grades are determined:
There will be Quizzes; each quiz is worth 100 points. Each quiz could include a variety of questions (e.g., multiple choice question, matching, and short-answer)
Each assignment is worth 100 points. Each assignment is intended to meet one or more of the students learning outcomes.
Throughout the course of the semester, there will be small group or individual activities done online /class. For example, application activities may include small group discussions, non-graded quizzes, and think-pair share activities.
Virtual/ Field Experience Observations
In one assignments you will observe in a group setting of children 0-8 years of age. You may observe after-school activities at a group care facility.
Classroom Management Plan
Most of the following is covered in the Syllabus, but we will be discussing this document, together, as a class group.
I aspire to create student-centered learning environments in which the student is in the driving seat of their own learning. My classrooms are always focused on the specific needs of my students. I work hard to differentiate learning so that each student’s unique skills are emphasized. I always ensure that my lessons involve multiple learning modalities so that students learn through their preferred learning style.” Our classroom philosophy is that students learn best in an environment that is warm and inviting. Students should be respected and heard. An authentic learning environment is one where everyone contributes to learning. However, mutual respect must be established and honored.
- Be kind to yourself and others.
- Always do your best
- Practice the three P’s: Punctual, Professional, and Positive
- Follow all school rules
- Be on time.
- Begin warm-up activity following bell and complete any assigned jobs.
- Continue individual or group work until the bell rings to end class.
- Stay seated until the bell rings.
- Students may not leave the classroom the first 10 minutes, or the last 10 minutes, of the class period
- Student MUST ASK the Teacher to use the Restroom.
- Use a school-approved restroom pass filled out by the teacher.
- Student MUST Sign OUT/IN on the Log.
- Return from the restroom with the pass.
Preventative action will be taken by clearly explaining rules and procedures to all students. If a minor disturbances occur the following discipline
First Offence: Warning
Second Offence: Change in seating and student/teacher conference
Third offence: Call home
Fourth Offence: Referral
- Check lessons in Schoology everyday
- Participate in Zoom meeting with camera on and engage during breakout sessions
- No inappropriate behavior, dress, activity or language allowed.
- Turn all assignments in Schoology
- Email me if you have any questions. Schedule a conference as needed. I am here for you.
Make-up work can be requested upon return from absence or through email. It is your responsibility to request make-up work.
Daily Work – (2) days for each day of absence.
Test Day Absence: Take within (2) days. Test must be taken on your time.
You are responsible for getting your work completed on time.
AHS Late Work Policy Summative Projects/Major Papers and Essays/Major Labs/Formative Assessments: On time: full credit 1 day late: max of 80 2 days late: max of 60 3 days late: max of 40 4 days late: max of 20 5 days late: 0
Cheating and plagiarism is the direct copying of words or ideas from a published source. For instance, reference books, textbooks, Internet. Be original and have confidence in your own work and do your best. Plagiarism is illegal and anyone caught will be given a zero (0) for the assignment, a discipline referral will be sent, and a parent conference may be requested.
Conduct grades are determined by the students work habits and behavior in class and labs.
E – Excellent…all assignments are turned in on time and the student shows exemplary behavior
S – Satisfactory…most assignments are turned in on time and/or the student shows acceptable behavior
N – Needs improvement…assignments repeatedly turned in late, unfinished, or not at all and/or the student needs to improve their behavior (sleeping, excessive talking, distracting others, etc.)
U – Unsatisfactory…the student displays repeated or continued excessive talking, rude behavior, disregard for others, etc.
2nd: Child Development/Room: T-10
3rd: Child Development/Room: 1768
4th: Child Development/Room: 1112
5th: Child Development/Room: 1319
6th: Child Development/Room: 1319
7th: Child Development Room 1319
Tutorials: Available by Appointment
- Follow classroom rules.
- Be on time.
- Be prepared for class.
- Be considerate and respectful.
- Show respect for school property and other students.
- Hand in assignments on time.
- Wait to be dismissed.
- Use an inside voice.
- Actively participate in class discussions.
- Stay seated during classroom activities and events.
- Help each other.
- Work quietly and follow directions.