Overview of typical growth and development of young children from birth to age eight. Cognitive, language, physical growth, gross and fine motor, emotional and social developmental milestones are the focus of this course, with a special emphasis on the implications they have for the care and education of young children. Other topics include an introduction to the basic concepts of major developmental theories; principles of learning and development; and developmentally appropriate practice. A strong focus on a family-centered approach is integrated throughout the course.
3 Credits: 3 Lecture