III Infant Development, Including Children with Special Needs

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

A. Physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of the infant B. Protection and safety of infants and children C. Impact of the infant on the family

  • (3) The student investigates strategies for optimizing the development of infants of diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs.
    • (A) explain the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of the infant
    • (B) generate ideas and gather information relevant to care and protection of infants such as child care options, abuse, guidance, services and agencies, immunizations, and appropriate health care

D. Infant growth and development

  • (1) The student analyzes roles and responsibilities of parenting.
    • (E) assess the safety of purchases for children such as cribs, toys, clothing, and food

E. Nutrition and feeding

  • (3) The student investigates strategies for optimizing the development of infants of diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs.
    • (C) draw conclusions regarding the impact of the infant on the family in areas such as roles, finances, responsibilities, and relationships
    • (D) identify typical growth and development of infants such as brain development and mental health
    • (E) select and use appropriate standard international units to identify nutritional needs for infants such as caloric requirements, protein, lipids, carbohydrates, and portion control
    • (F) research the advantages of breast feeding

Resources:

  • Child Development Curriculum Caddy, CEV Multimedia, Ltd., 2004
  • Children: The Early Years, Goodheart-Willcox Company, 2006
  • The Developing Child, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Division, 2004
  • Preparation for Parenting Curriculum Caddy, CEV Multimedia, Ltd., 2004
  • Parenting: Rewards and Responsibilities, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Division, 2003
  • Parents and Their Children, Goodheart-Willcox, 2004
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/child
  • Kids Health http://www.kidshealth.org
  • Nutrition http://www.nutrition.gov
  • Zero to Three http://www.zerotothree.rog

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