Child Development I: Infants to Five-Year-Olds
Infancy and early childhood are critical and complex stages of a child’s development. For professional childcare providers and for parents, understanding these stages requires knowledge of basic principles of development and behavior. This course focuses on normal development and behaviors that are expected at each stage, the tasks that are mastered, and the ways in which adults can maximize that development. Examine the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional areas of development with an emphasis on observing children and relating observations to developmental stages.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of normal child development and the behaviors that are expected at each age
- The ability to relate observations to developmental stages
- Parents and childcare providers
- Students interested in starting their own childcare centers in the United States and abroad