Caring for Children

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During the first few years of a child’s life, there are massive social, physical, intellectual and emotional changes and growth.  This continues until early adulthood.  By studying how children develop, we can learn more about why children develop the way they do and then ways to help them to develop effectively.  We can also understand why some children have difficulties and how to help them overcome these. In this course students will have the opportunity to learn about puberty, pregnancy, birth, newborn baby characteristics and childhood development.  Practical activities include:

  • Rice Babies
  • Scrapbooking Developmental Journal
  • Polar Fleece Heat Packs for Menstrual Pain Relief
  • Information Pamphlets
  • Taggy Blankets
  • Nursery Mobiles
  • A year long course, undertaken for two periods per week

I definitely recommend choosing Caring for Children if you’re interested in childcare, child development and parenting!  I’ve had fun while participating in this curriculum and I’ve learnt a lot from it.  Most of our assessments are really fun to do, like making a heat packs and rice babies!  I would definitely encourage future year nine’s to do Caring for Children. Kaitlyn Avila

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