The course will provide a helpful background for students as they are becoming responsible adults. The course begins with the study of children from the prenatal stage through middle childhood. The physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of each age is covered. Emphasis is placed on useful child care skills and positive methods of behavior management. Projects include children’s nutrition, toy analysis, creative story presentation, and an infant simulator experience. The course continues with personal development and independent living skills. Additional topics of study include nutrition and sewing (hand and machine). The class is a prerequisite for Preschool Lab.