ech205 | undergraduate
Early Childhood Growth And Development
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Growth and Development in the Preschool and Kindergarten Years
- Summarize the expected physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development of preschoolers.
- Investigate and explain the environmental factors that may affect preschool or kindergarten growth and development.
- Define developmentally appropriate practice.
- Apply the understanding of growth and development to classroom practices and environments.
Growth and Development in the Primary Years (Grades 1-3)
- Summarize physical, social, emotional, and moral development in the primary elementary years.
- Describe the effect of poverty, health problems, and violence on child development in the primary elementary years.
- Define supportive learning environments in the primary grades.
Growth, Development, and Theories in Early Childhood
- Define the characteristics of early childhood growth and development.
- Identify some early childhood theorists’ contributions to the field.
- Analyze common theories of early childhood development.
Prenatal and Newborn Development
- Describe the stages of prenatal development.
- Summarize the expected cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of a newborn.
- Identify environmental factors that may affect prenatal development.
- Discuss genetic disorders and threats to development in newborns.
- Define the role of a caregiver in the life of a newborn.
Growth and Development in Infants and Toddlers
- Describe the physical characteristics of infants and toddlers.
- Compare and contrast the similarities between infants and toddlers.
- Summarize the expected physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers.
- Define the role of an early childhood educator for infants and toddlers.
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