Through an emphasis on practical activities, students will develop an awareness of the joys and responsibilities of parenting and explore the stages of child development from conception to pre-school. Emphasis is placed on the role of parents in providing for a child’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs at various stages of development. Practical activities may include making toys, room decorations and meals for expectant mothers. Demonstrations, films, and guest speakers will add to the experience. Students may have the
opportunity to parent a “virtual baby”.