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Child Development Pathway

Patterns
team learning
Student and STEM

This Child Development pathway will train students for employment in infant/child care centers, preschools, and school age child care programs.   Students learn the developmental stages of children from conception through early adolescence, including the major theories of development and their application. Focus is on emotional/psychological, cognitive, and physical development, and on the influence of heredity and environmental factors. Included are theories of multiple intelligence and current brain research.  The capstone course will include participation in laboratory preschool/child care programs and/or private infant/toddler centers, preschools, and child care centers within the district and community.

pathway sequence
  INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED
Costa Mesa High School (ROP) Child Development (G)

(ROP) Careers with Children Internship (G)

*Articulated with a Community College                    UC A-G approved course                                                                                                               G: Elective   

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COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL

Infant simulators
Brain development