Factors affecting the care of children. Health promotion in infancy and childhood, the nurses role in supporting the Health care of children. Understanding growth and development process. Emotional growth potential, intellectual growth potential physical growth potential.

The Newborn-The family and preparation for birth, the importance of New born period to later development. Immediate care at birth, the role of nutrition in growth and development. Infant problems related to gestation and birth. High risk infants and problems of the term infant. Nursing care of premature infants growth development and care during the first year. Immunological system and immunodeficiency disorders. Nursing problems with specific concern in infancy growth, development and care of the toddler and the preschool child. Growth, development and care during middle childhood growth development and care in puberty and adolescence.