ROP DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILDREN
ROP Dev Psych is a career/technical course approved by UC as college-prep G elective.
- TLC ROP Dev Psych includes graded work experience at Garin Elementary School. Because we work with children in the community, TLC participants must be students in good standing and display role model behavior both in and out of school to be eligible to attend our field experience lab periods off-campus. Practical experience working with children will be required for the TLC section(s) of this course and work experience is graded.
Students will become familiar with the development of the children (prenatal through age 12) in the areas of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Theoretical implications for education and child-rearing practice will be emphasized.
Course Content Outline
Introduction to Child Development as a field of study and areas of development (physical, cognitive, social, emotional, moral).
families and parenting styles, conception/pregnancy, prenatal development, childbirth, and development during infancy (birth to age 1, first year of life).
Early childhood development: toddlers (2-3 yrs) - preschool/young children (4-6 yrs).
Middle childhood – early adolescence development (11/12+).
Assignments 30% Projects 25% Quizzes 15% Exams 15% Engagement 15%
Tardiness/Truancy - Liberty attendance policy will be followed. When late, you must sign in and record your late arrival. Tardiness is not excused, including when students drop off belongings during passing, then leave the classroom to visit friends, bathroom, etc. Students who drop in during passing, but leave and return after tardy bell are late.
Discipline – Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own behavior. Students who display lack of personal responsibility or self-control should expect teacher-directed behavior management measures such as: cell phone/device confiscation, student-teacher conference, seating change, in-class behavior contract, etc. Chronic discipline problems will be handled via parent notification, communication with students' teachers/counselors/admin and support staff, discipline referral, parent-teacher conference.
The expectation for behavior in class is that students will work on class warm up/assignments/projects/readings/assessments in classs daily. Students should very rarely need to work on course assignments at home, as class time is given daily to complete assignments at school.
Academic Honesty – The first incident of cheating will result in corrective consequence (opportunity to re-do the assignment for partial credit). Thereafter, incidences of ‘cheating’ will result in 0% grade for project/assignment/test. Cheating includes ALL forms of plagiarism: copying from internet, copying from print, copying work by another, sharing work with another, copying/sharing anything turned in for credit (including copying or allowing classmates to copy chapter study guides in person or by sharing packets/pics/snaps/video, etc.), submitting work created by another, file-sharing of any kind, and all forms of ‘patchwork’ plagiarism, (copying portions or changing a few key words and inserting the copied work into original work). Chronic cheating will result in formal disciplinary action (discipline referral). All written work is submitted electronically and scanned for originality. Work that is more than 20% copied/plagiarized will earn 0% score in the gradebook.
Make-up Work –
ALL absences negatively affect learning, however work missed due to excused absences can be made up.
Truancy = 0% recorded for warm up/classwork/project/assessment.
Absences are verified according to Aeries.
Late Work –
Assignments and homework must be turned in by due date to be eligible for full credit. Late work grading never takes priority over on- time grading. Late work will be entered by the next official grading upload: mid-Q progress report, quarter grade, semester grade.
Late work must be submitted by the published quarterly late work deadline to earn credit. Absence on the published quarterly late work deadline does not grant students more time to turn in late work for credit that is already LATE!