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Rolesville High School

Fall 2014-2015
Instructor: Ms. Cassandra Davis

Education is that which remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in
school.
ALBERT EINSTEIN


Office Hours: 1st period
Telephone: (919) 554-6303
Fax: (919)554-6308
Email: cdavis2@wcpss.net


Course Title: Parenting and Child Development
Course Number: FE60
Textbook: The Developing Child
Credit: 1 Credit
Room: 2707

Course Description:
This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic applications of
child development theory with children from infancy through age six. Areas of
study include parenthood decisions, child care issues, prenatal development and
care, and development and care of infants, toddlers, and children three through
six. Emphasis is on responsibilities of parents, readiness for parenting, and the
influence parents have on children while providing care and guidance. Art, English
language arts and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies
appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.
Apprenticeship and Cooperative education is not available for this course. Family,
Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community
service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential
standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
Course Competencies:
A.PARENTING PERSPECTIVES
Understand the parenthood decision. (1.00) (Aug. 25-Sept.25)
Understand readiness characteristics and factors that should be considered before becoming
a parent. (1.01)
Understand teen sexuality, teen pregnancy, and responsible decisions about abstinence
versus sexual activity. (1.02)
Understand family planning issues. (1.03) (Dec. 1-Dec.5)
Understand child care issues. (2.00) (Sept. 15-Sept. 25)
Understand factors to consider when selecting child care programs (2.01)
Understand ways to provide a safe, secure environment for children. (2.02)
Understand careers in child care and education. (2.03)
B. CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND GUIDANCE
Understand prenatal development and the components of a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
(3.00)(Sept. 29- Oct.3)
Understand environmental and hereditary influences on prenatal development and long-term
effects on health of children. (3.01)
Remember the prenatal development of baby from conception to birth and the changes a
mother experiences during pregnancy. (3.02)
Understand components of a healthy pregnancy and delivery. (3.03)
Understand development and care of the infant from birth through twelve months. (4.00)
(Oct. 13-Nov.7)
Understand physical development and care of the infant. 4.01)
Compare emotional and social development of the infant. (4.02)
Understand brain, cognitive, and language development of the infant. (4.03)
Understand the challenges of parenting infants.4.04)
Understand development and care of the toddler. (5.00) (Nov.10-Nov.25)
Understand physical and cognitive development and recommended care of the toddler. (5.01)
Understand emotional and social development of toddlers. (5.02)
Exemplify parenting styles and methods for guiding toddlers. (5.03)
Understand development and care of children from ages three through six. (6.00)(Dec. 8-Jan. 9)
Understand the physical, emotional, and social development and care of children ages three through
six (6.01)
Understand the physical, emotional, and social development and care of children ages three. (6.02)
Exemplify methods for guiding children ages three through six.6.03)

Materials:
Three ring binder
Blue or black ink pens
Highlighter
#2 pencils
Flash drive
1 folder with pockets
Notebook dividers
70 sheet spiral notebook
Please note that additional materials may be necessary for special assignments.

Grading Scale Grading percentages
A 100-93 Test 30%
B 92-85 Classwork/Homework/ Agendas 25%
C 84-77 Quizzes/Labs 25%
D 76-70 Midterm 10%
F 69-0

*Final Exams will be 20% of your final grade.
Class Expectations: Be Prompt. Be Punctual, Be prepared for class, No food or drinks in the
classroom, Be Polite. Respect the classroom instructor, yourself as well as others. Be Positive.

Integrity Policy: I expect for all students to up hold high morals in my classroom at all times.

Attendance: Students must be on time to class. In order to be counted present you must be in your
seat when the bell rings. Tardies will be handled as outlined in the Rolesville High School Tardy
Policy.

Student Expectations: Students must maintain an environment conducive to serious study and
respect. Every student is expected to behave in a socially acceptable and responsible manner at all
times. Discipline Interactions and Consequences, Academic Expectations and Other
Expectations: see handbook

Classroom Participation: Individuals are expected to participate throughout the semester.

Time cards are due on the last day of the month. Please check your time cards for the due date.

Collaborative projects: Projects will be assigned to go along with the units of study: many of them
will be presented to the class. Students must present their project on their assigned day.

Homework: Homework will be assigned periodically throughout the semester. Homework must be
turned in and completed on time. Homework is not available for makeup, unless there is an absence.

Makeup work due to absence(s)/ Late work: Please see Rams Handbook.

Food: There will be no gum, food or beverages in the classroom.

Electronic Devices: All electronic devices should be put away during class. Please adhere to
Rolesville High School electronic device policy.
Bathroom, Locker: Please do not ask to go to the bathroom, locker, office or use the telephone.
take care of these situations before coming to class.
Please read the parent handbook for additional rules.

Students additional help is always available please do not hesitate to contact me.

I have read and understand the requirements of this course.

Parent Signature______________________date__________________
Student Signature_______________________date__________________