Courses listed in the Child Development category provide students with a basis of knowledge regarding child development.  These course satisfy Maryland core knowledge requirements by covering the following key topics:

  • Child growth and development theories, methods of research and their implications on child and youth care and education
  • Stages and domains of development
  • Familial, cultural, and environmental influences on development
  • Facilitation of development through environment, relationships, and play
  • Typical and atypical development.