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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Social & Behavioral Sciences • Child Development

Infancy Through Middle Childhood CHD-134

  • Fall 2012
  • Section 01
  • 3.0 Credits
  • 08/27/2012 to 12/14/2012
  • Modified 08/24/2012

Contact Information

Instructor: Kathleen Miller Green

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, #112 Children's Center
  • Monday, Wednesday, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, #112 Children's Center

Meeting Times

Lecture class

  • Monday, Wednesday, 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM, 113 Meyer Health Science


CHD 134 provides an introductory overview of human development from conception through middle childhood. Physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of typically and atypically developing children will be examined in the context of family and social issues. This is a required course for the Child Development program and is strongly recommended for Elementary Education majors. Lecture: 3 hours per week


A Child's World: Infancy through Adolescence

  • Author: Diane E. Papalia & Ruth Duskin Feldman
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill
  • Edition: 12th
  • ISBN: Custom ISBN: 0077516931
  • Availability: Bookstore (, Book Swap, Internet


CHD 134 Learning Goals and Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

Acquire basic knowledge of facts and terms as they relate to cognitive, physical and social-emotional stages of development of children from prenatal through early adolescence
o Students will read information on child development through several sources, including the class text book.
o Students will participate in weekly lectures and discussions on topics related to growth and development of children.
o Students will complete course activities and assignments that relates to the growth and development of children.
o Students will pass all quizzes and exams.
Demonstrate understanding of cultural and environmental factors that impact growth and development
o Students will participate in class discussions on cultural and environmental issues.
o Students will complete response papers and homework assignments that pertain to these factors.

Communicate an informed opinion about issues relating to growth and development
o Students will participate in class discussions
o Students will complete response papers and homework assignments

Encourage participation and teamwork of self and others
o Students will participate in weekly discussion
o Students will prepare a project/paper on a specific child development topic



Course grades are determined through 1) attendance, 2) class participation in discussion and activities, 3) completion of course assignments, and 4) successful completion of 6 Developmental Stages Exams.

Grade Breakdown

90-100% = A

80-89% = B

73-79% = C

65-72% = D

64% and below = F

Course Policies

Electronic Policy

•In order to maximize learning, and reduce unnecessary distractions, the use of cell phones, PDA's, text messaging, or internet (not associated with class content or activities) is not permitted at any time during the class period.  If you need to be available for emergencies, please place phone on vibrate, and leave the classroom to take the call. 
•Laptops are permitted in class to take notes.  “Surfing the net” or other activities on your laptop (not related to class activities) is not permitted. 
•Students violating these policies will be asked to turn off their electronics or leave the classroom.


Week 1: August 27 & 29th

 Introduction and theory

Course Overview & Syllabus    

Intro to child development

Theories of Child Development

Reading assignment: Chapters 1-2


Week 2: September 3rd (Labor Day – no school) & 5th

Theories and Theorists

Reading assignment: Chapter 3


Week 3: September 10 & 12th   

Theorist Quiz

Heredity and Genetics

Genetic & Birth-related disabilities

Heredity and genetics

Reading assignment: Chapter 4


Week 4:  September 17 & 19th

Prenatal Development

Multiple births 

Prenatal Development

Reading assignment: Chapter 5


Week 5: September 24 & 26th  

Birth process video – “In the Womb”

   Genetics & Prenatal Quiz


Week 6: October 1 & 3rd  

Birthing Options & Maternal Issues

Childbirth, options, medication, ethical issues.

 The Neonate (newborn) development

The first four weeks of life as the “4th Trimester”


Week 7: October 8 & 10th  

Neonatal video – “Happiest Baby on the Block

Birth & Neo-Natal Quiz Review


Week 8:  October 15 & 17th

Birth and Neo-Natal Quiz

 Infants and Toddlers physical development

Physical development, 0-3 years

Health issues, 0-3 years

Atypical development and identification

Feeding infants and toddlers

Reading assignment:  Chapter 6


Week 9:  October 22 & 24th

 Infants and Toddlers cognitive development                          

Brain development, 0-3 years

Cognitive growth, 0-3 years

Atypical development and identification

Reading assignment: Chapter 7


Week 10:  October 29 & 31st (Happy Halloween!)

 Infants and Toddlers social-emotional development             


Family influences

 Atypical development and identification

Social interactions, 0-3 years

Reading assignment: Chapter 8

Infant/Toddler Quiz


Week 11:  November 5 & 7th (Guest Lecturer on 7th) 

Early childhood physical development                                   

Physical development, 3-6 years

Health issues, 3-6 years. 

Feeding the preschooler

Reading assignment: Chapter 9


Week 12:  November 12 & 14th

  Early childhood cognitive development            

Cognitive development, 3-6 years

Atypical development and identification

Children and television

Reading Assignment: Chapter 10


Week 13:  November 19th & 21st Thanksgiving

 Early Childhood social & emotional development

Social interactions, 3-6 years

Emotional issues, 3-6 years

Reading assignment: Chapter 11

 Early Childhood Quiz


Week 14:  November 26 & 28th

Middle childhood physical & cognitive development                             

Physical developments, 7-10 years

Health issues, 7-10 years

Atypical development and identification

Cognitive and brain development, 7-10 years

Reading assignment: Chapter 12 & 13


Week 15:  December 3 & 5th

Middle childhood cognitive & social/emotional development                    

Memories, IQ Tests and Multiple Intelligences

Atypical development

Social interactions, 7-10 years

Emotional issues, 7-10 years

Reading Assignment:  Chapter 13 & 14



Middle Childhood Quiz





Additional Items

Division Policies

For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please ferfer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: 

Academic Dishonesty
Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College. These violations include the following:

Cheating: using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.
Fabrication: falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.
Plagiarism: knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one's own in an academic exercise.
Violation of Intellectual Property: stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources,materials, or official documents of the college. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy.

Student Responsibility
As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject.

North Idaho College, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides both services and accommodations to students who meet the guidelines provided in these acts.  For a complete description, please see:

Please contact the North Idaho College Center for Educational Access in Seiter Hall, Room 100 for assistance.  Phone:  208-769-5947

To withdraw from all courses a student must obtain a college withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office, secure the signatures of those persons indicated on the form, and return the form to the Registrar's office. No student may withdraw from the college after the final date of withdrawal from courses except for compelling and extraordinary reasons. In such circumstances a student must petition the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee for late withdrawal from college using the college withdrawal form available in the Registrar's Office.

For complete information regarding student withdrawals, please see the North Idaho College Policy 5.04.01: 

Institutional Policies

Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.


By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.


Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes:

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure:

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy:

Additional withdrawal information:


An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement

DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.