Child Studies 9

Course Outline

The Child Studies 9 curriculum was designed to build on and refine skills acquired in Textile Arts and Design 7 and Food and Nutrition 8 by applying the skills to meeting the needs of young children such as nutrition, interaction, guidance, and learning.

Units of study and topics include the following:

  • Unit 1: Nurturing Growth and Development provides opportunities to develop care-giving skills related to children’s basic needs—safety, security, guidance, and interaction.
  • Unit 2: Nutrition For Children addresses the need to identify and prepare safe, healthy foods for young children in order to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent obesity.
  • Unit 3: Learning through Activity encourages the selection and/or creation of age-appropriate activities, toys, and books that enhance interaction and learning.