COURSE CODE: 8232

Child Development and Parenting

SCED Code: 19255
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FCCLA

Students enrolled in Child Development and Parenting learn about parenting roles and responsibilities and parenting practices that maximize human growth and development. They focus on ensuring a healthy start for parent and child, balancing work and family, and understanding support systems that provide services for families. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Director of Early Childhood Education Center
  • Parent and Family Educator
  • Teacher Assistant

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