What can you do to help yourself and others handle emergencies, develop home-alone skills, stay healthy, and relate appropriately to others? All of these issues are covered in the exciting child development curriculum, Kids on the Grow. When you are ready, you may want to take the Babysitting project.

Child Development, Level 1

In this level, you’ll do fun activities: make a “Bloomin’ Bag”, create a special learning place for yourself, make your own clock and become a toy inspector.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

To complete this level, you should do at least seven of the activities. To complete the Achievement Program for this level of the project, you should complete all eight of the required activities and five of the optional activities in three years or less.

MATERIALS

M Growing On My Own, BU8075, $6.00
L Child Development Helper’s Guide, BU8078, $6.00

Child Development, Level 2

In this level, you will learn about self-care, select toys appropriate for different age groups, create a circle of friends, make a family tree, develop family rules, prepare healthy meals and check out your home for safety hazards.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

To complete this level, you should do at least seven of the activities. To complete the Achievement Program for this level of the project, you should complete all 14 of the required activities and seven of the optional activities in three years or less.

MATERIALS

M Growing With Others, BU8076, $6.00
L Child Development Helper’s Guide, BU8078, $6.00

Child Development, Level 3

You’ll learn about potential careers in the child development field, do a profile of families in your community, participate in an intergenerational community service project, gain experience as a teacher or coach, develop a car-safe campaign and more.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

To complete this level, you should do at least seven of the activities. To complete the Achievement Program for this level of the project, you should complete all 14 of the required activities and seven of the optional activities in three years or less.

MATERIALS

M Growing in Communities, BU8077, $6.00
L Child Development Helper’s Guide, BU8078, $6.00
Child Development Independent Study 
Child Development Helper’s Guide, BU8078, $6.00 This guide features nine engaging group activities, encouraging work with younger kids in after-school programs, day care centers and day camps as well as within their own 4-H club.