ech513 | Graduate

Growth And Development In Early Childhood

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This course examines the theories, concepts, and trends related to early childhood growth and development from prenatal development through the early school years. It examines the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language and literacy development of children from birth through age eight. The course discusses both typical and atypical development of young children of diverse cultural backgrounds. It includes observation and activities to guide teachers and caregivers in providing opportunities that support the physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development of children from birth through age eight.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Growth and Development in Early Childhood

    • Analyze early childhood development from a multicultural perspective.
    • Identify the effect of child abuse, neglect, and distress on typical development for children from birth through age eight.
    • Describe characteristics of early childhood growth and development.
    • Define early childhood terminology reflective of children from birth through age eight.
    • Analyze theories associated with early childhood development.
    • Discuss influences of family and community characteristics on early childhood growth and development.

    Prenatal Development, Childbirth, and the Newborn

    • Examine issues related to genetics and reproductive technology during prenatal development and childbirth.
    • Examine the stages of prenatal development.
    • Analyze the influence of heredity and environmental factors on prenatal development.
    • Describe the stages, procedures, and possible complications of childbirth.
    • Describe the appearance, assessment, bonding, and attachment of the typical newborn.
    • Describe environmental factors that affect the growth and development of the newborn.
    • Create developmentally effective approaches to promote individual growth and development of the newborn child.

    Preschool Years: Growth and Development from One to Four Years

    • Create developmentally effective approaches to promote individual growth and development of children in the preschool years.
    • Analyze physical and motor development of children during the preschool years.
    • Examine the effect of culture and gender differences on child development in the preschool years.
    • Analyze cognitive development of children during the preschool years.
    • Analyze multicultural influences on language and literacy development in the preschool years.
    • Analyze social and emotional development of children in the preschool years.
    • Describe the effect of learning environments on the growth and development of children in the preschool years.

    The Early School Years: Growth and Development of the Young Child from Ages Five to Eight

    • Analyze physical growth and motor development of children in the early school years.
    • Examine the effect of culture and gender differences on child development in the early school years.
    • Analyze cognitive development of children during the early school years.
    • Analyze multicultural influences on language and literacy development in the early school years.
    • Describe the effect of learning environments on the growth and development of children in the early school years.
    • Analyze the social and emotional development of children in the early school years.
    • Describe the effect of self-esteem, early identity development, and moral development on children in the early school years.
    • Create developmentally effective approaches to promote individual growth and development of children during the early school years.

    Infant Growth and Development

    • Analyze physical growth, motor development, perceptual development, aesthetic domain development, and brain growth of infants.
    • Analyze cognitive and language development of infants.
    • Illustrate the factors influencing infant development and learning.
    • Describe the effect of learning environments on the growth and development of infants.
    • Create developmentally effective approaches to promote individual growth and development of infants.
    • Analyze social and emotional development of infants.

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