Students receive an in-depth study of the whole child. They make an examination of factors that impact on the development of the child, research methods utilized to acquire such data, and developmental changes that occur in each level and stage of childhood. The course focuses on the domains of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development in infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Students make an analysis of the theories explaining such development. Students are required to do observation in a variety of settings.