Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Credits: 3
Department: ECD Early Education and Child Development
Subject: Early Education and Child Development
This course provides an overview of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development from middle childhood through adolescence, ages 7 to early adulthood. A range of theoretical viewpoints, research findings and practical issues will be considered in examining this period of development. The dynamic nature of development and the uniqueness of each individual child and the family with middle childhood aged children and/or adolescents will be emphasized. Professional standards for working with 7 year olds to young adults and their families will be stressed. A weekly field observation in early childhood programs, schools, agencies or therapeutic setting is required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.