# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Child Development and Parenting Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Child Development and Parenting (8231/18 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8231
Co-op:Available
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12
Prerequisites:None

Students enrolled in Child Development and Parenting focus on balancing work and family; analyzing parenting roles and responsibilities; ensuring a healthy start for mother and child; evaluating support systems that provide services for parents; and evaluating parenting practices that maximize human growth and development.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Human Services
    • Counseling and Mental Health Services
    • Early Childhood Development and Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state CTE Cluster specialist.

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.