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CTE/Family & Consumer Sciences Education Curriculum
Child Development
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Strand 5
Students will explain the growth and development of toddlers and preschoolers.
Standard 1
Describe the growth and development of the toddler.
  • Health & Wellness
    The health, safety and well-being of children is important. Children who are in good health are able to develop properly intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
  • PLAY: Types of Play
    This unit focuses on the importance of play and different types of play.
  • Preschool Art
    As motor skills and developmental levels are discussed, preschool age- appropriate art projects are a great way for total physical response learning with a class.
  • Preschoolers
    During this stage, the healthy developing child learns to imagine, to broaden his/her skills through active play of all sorts, including fantasy. They learn to cooperate with others as well as learning how to lead and how to follow.
  • TOYS: Favorite Toys
    This unit shares some interesting facts about favorite toys from the past century.
    This could be used the second day after the lesson on Toy Selection and Safety.
  • TOYS: Selection and Safety
    This unit focuses on the selection and safety of children's toys.
  • Toddlers
    The toddler stage begins when the child starts to walk. When the toddler begins walking, a whole new world opens up before him/her as he/she develops rapidly. Toddlers love to explore everything.

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