This one-semester course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with the various stages of child development as well as the factors that obstruct the healthy development of a child. This course has thirteen lessons organized into three units. Each unit has a Unit Activity and each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities. This course explains the development, health, nutrition, and safety of children at various stages. In addition, the course covers career opportunities in the field of child care and development. You will submit the Unit Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your work on the Lesson Activities by comparing them with the given sample responses. The Unit Activities (submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are the major components of this course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and end of the unit, respectively; and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of simple multiple-choice questions and technology-enhanced (TE) questions.