This course will provide an overview of key aspects of child development (physical, psychosocial, and cognitive) from theories and research that span conception to adolescence. Students will study theories of development, related to cognitive, motor, social, linguistic, emotional, personality, and moral development. The conditions and environments within which development takes place will be discussed, including an emphasis on those factors, which promote positive development. Students enrolled will analyze roles and responsibilities of child care professionals and related fields; and evaluate practices that maximize human growth and development. Students will also focus on how these professionals meet the needs for healthy growth and development of a child.