Child Development

COURSE OVERVIEW: CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Our Cambridge National in Child Development covers all aspects of child development and parental responsibility, from conception to five years. Students develop the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to create the best conditions for a child’s development and well-being.

 

Year 9

Half Term 1

Understand the physical, intellectual and social development norms from birth to five years

  • Physical development
  • Intellectual development
  • Social development

Half Term 2

Understand the benefits of learning through play

  • Manipulative play
  • Co-operative play
  • Solitary play
  • Physical play
  • Creative play

Half Term 3

Benefits of play

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Social/social skills
  • Creative

Half Term 4

Be able to plan different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years

  • Aims
  • Types of activities chosen
  • Reason for choice
  • Safety considerations

Half Term 5

Be able to carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years.

  • Select setting and circumstances to observe

Half Term 6

How to carry out a range of different activities for a chosen developmental area

  • Introduce the activities
  • Methods of observing the activities
  • Methods of recording the activities

Year 10

Half Term 1

How to evaluate the activities for your chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years

  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Recommend improvements
  • Draw conclusions

Half Term 2

Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for babies from birth to 12 months.

  • Key equipment considered for children from birth to 12 months e.g. travelling equipment.
  • Key factors to be considered when choosing equipment for children from birth to 12 months e.g. safety.

Half Term 3

Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for children from one to five years

  • Key equipment considered for children aged one to five years e.g. travelling equipment.

Key factors to be considered when choosing equipment for children from one to five years e.g. safety.

Half Term 4

Know the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children from birth to five years

  • Current government dietary guidelines.
  • The functions and sources of nutrients.
  • Nutritional requirements for stages of feeding children.

Half Term 5

Be able to investigate and develop feeding solutions for children from birth to five years

  • How to investigate feeding solutions (age 0 to 6 months and babies aged 6 months to 12 months)
  • How to evaluate feeding solutions

Half Term 6

Understand reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood

  • The wide range of factors that affect the decision to have their children.
  • Pre-conception health.
  • Roles and responsibilities of parenthood.
  • Recognise and evaluate methods of contraception, their efficiency and reliability.
  • The structure and function of male and female reproductive systems.

Year 11

Half Term 1

Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth

  • The roles of the different health professionals supporting the pregnant mother.
  • The importance of antenatal and parenting classes.
  • Routine checks carried out at an antenatal clinic.
  • Specialised diagnostic tests.
  • The choices available for delivery.

The stages of labour and the methods of delivery included pain relief

Half Term 2

Understand postnatal checks, postnatal provision and conditions for development.

  • The postnatal checks of a new born baby.
  • The specific needs of the pre term (premature) baby.
  • The postnatal provision available for the mother and baby, and the postnatal needs of the family.
  • Conditions for development.

Half Term 3

Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses

  • How immunity to disease and infection can be acquired.
  • How to recognise and treat common childhood ailments and diseases.
  • When to seek treatment by a doctor, and when emergency medical help should be sought.
  • Diet-related illnesses.
  • The needs of an ill child.
  • How to prepare a child for a stay in hospital.

Half Term 4

Know about child safety

  • How to create a safe, child-friendly environment.
  • Safety labelling.
  • To be aware of the most common childhood accidents.
  • Social safety.

COURSE COMPONENTS

There are three mandatory units as follows.

R018: Health and well-being for child development- This unit provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of parenthood, from pre-conception through antenatal to postnatal care. Students develop an appreciation of the importance of creating the best conditions for a child to thrive.

R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years- Students learn about the range of equipment and nutritional and hygiene requirements of children from birth to five years, and they demonstrate in a practical activity how these needs are met to promote a child’s development and well-being.

R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years-Students investigate the developmental norms of children from birth to five years and develop an understanding of the impact of play on the developmental norms. They apply and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through practical activities.

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