• Child Development

    Mrs. Bergan

    Room 320



    Course Overview

    To understand the stages of childhood development


    Materials Required

    Students must come to class with a writing utensil and a notebook and folder.


    Class Expectations

    Students will be independent and purposeful learners by:

    Demonstrating flexibility and creativity in problem solving.

    Creating meaningful school experiences and connecting it to other life experiences and pursuits.


    All students are expected to arrive on time and ready for class.  

    NO IPods, cell phones and other types of electronics.  Check the student handbook.

    In the kitchen labs, do not go into any cabinets, drawers, refrigerators, or closets unless you are given permission to do so.

    Be respectful of each other.

    Be respectful of our classroom and our equipment.

    You may bring food or drink to class only if it does not create a problem and all the trash is in the garbage can.

    Let’s all keep our classroom clean and tidy.  If you create or see trash on the floor, pick it up and throw it away.


    Units of Study

    Children and Families in Today’s World

    • Learning About Children
    • New Directions in Learning
    • Families Today
    • Preparing for Parenting

    Pregnancy and Childbirth

    • Pregnancy
    • Special Circumstances of Pregnancy
    • Childbirth


    • Physical Development in the First Year
    • Social-Emotional Development in the first Year

    The Toddler Years

    • Physical Development of toddlers
    • Intellectual Development of Toddlers
    • Social-Emotional Development of Toddlers

    The Preschool Years

    • Physical Development of Preschoolers
    • Intellectual Development of Preschoolers
    • Social-Emotional Development of Preschoolers


    • Jean Piaget
    • Eric Erickson
    • Abraham Maslow
    • Maria Montessori
    • Vygotsky