Child Development Pathway at North Bay Met Academy
This concentrator course for North Bay Met students is articulated with Santa Rosa Junior College and prepares them to understand children's physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development, as well as provide for their care and guidance. Students gain and apply theoretical knowledge of the developmental stages of children from the prenatal period through age seven, as determined by heredity society, and personal human interaction with application for child guidance. Students examine how children develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively, and evaluate and articulate the influences of heredity, family, society, and culture on child development. Students also assess the evolving needs of children and apply theory and research to recommend appropriate responses to those needs. Students explore the responsibilities of parenting an infant and other studies including foods and nutritional practices, health and safety issues, positive guidance techniques and developmentally appropriate practices and learning activities.
Careers in Child Development
This capstone course for North Bay Met students prepares them for employment in the care and guidance of young children under the supervision of professional personnel. Students are provided with specific training for occupations as a pre-school teacher, infant teacher, before and after school care teacher, family day care provider, foster care parent, teacher aide, camp counselor and recreation aide. Instruction includes: child growth and development, nutrition, child heath and safety, positive discipline, curriculum and lesson plans and laws and regulations relating to child care services. Activities in this course include work-based learning opportunities that connects students to industry and the local community.