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Early Childhood Development

Course Hours: 
180
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Early education classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and caregivers must be prepared to meet the unique needs of all children in their care. Our Early Childhood Development course provides a broad overview of development in children across the world. We identify elements of typical and atypical development, as well as physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and intellectual characteristics in children from diverse backgrounds.

Prerequisite: None

 

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall theories and perspectives on child development
  • Identify features of genetics, prenatal development, and birth
  • Recognize characteristics of development in newborns, infants, and toddlers
  • Discuss components of development in preschool age children
  • Recall aspects of development in primary age children

Early Childhood Development Module 1
Studying Early Childhood Development

  • What is Early Childhood Development?
  • Western Perspectives on Childhood
  • Interactions with Children
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Observing Children and Identifying Special needs
  • Understanding and Appreciating Diversity
  • Advocacy and Shaping of Public Policy

Early Childhood Development Module 2
Research and Assessment

  • Early Child Study
  • Correlational Studies
  • Experimental Studies
  • Qualitative/Ethnographic Studies
  • Assessment and Accountability Movement
  • Summative Assessment
  • Formative Assessment
  • Assessment to Identify Disabilities

Early Childhood Development Module 3
Theories of Child Development

  • Maturationist Theory
  • Behaviorist Theory
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Cognitive-Developmental Theory
  • Neo-Piagetian Theories
  • Sociocultural Theory
  • Information Processing Theory
  • Ecological Systems Theory
  • Neuroscience and Theories of Development

Early Childhood Development Module 4
Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth

  • Genes and Chromosomes
  • Hereditary Diseases
  • Genetics from a Multicultural Perspective
  • Prenatal Development
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Western Childbirth Procedures

Early Childhood Development Module 5   
The Newborn

  • Physical Characteristics of Newborns
  • Newborn Psychological States
  • Sleeping and Waking Activity States
  • Crying
  • Breastfeeding
  • Reflexes
  • Newborns with Special Needs
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Environmental Risk Factors
  • Poor Health Status and Prematurity
  • Protecting the Newborn Brain

Early Childhood Development Module 6
Physical and Cognitive Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • Motor Abilities
  • Self-Care Skills
  • Perceptual Development of Infants and Toddlers
  • Brain Growth of Infants and Toddlers
  • Visual and Hearing Impairments
  • Infant and Toddler Obesity

Early Childhood Development Module 7
Language, Social, and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Receptive Communication
  • Productive Communication
  • First Words
  • Two-Word Utterances
  • Infant and Toddler Literacy
  • Trust and Attachment
  • Autonomy of Toddlers
  • Temperament
  • Early Emotions
  • Relationships and Egocentrism

Early Childhood Development Module 8
Physical, Motor, and Cognitive Development in Preschool Years

  • Gross Motor Development
  • Motor Play and Culture
  • Body-Brain Connection
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Artistic Development
  • Gender and Motor Development
  • Piaget’s Theory
  • Vygotsky’s Perspective on Cognitive Development
  • Information Processing
  • Academic Skills and Assessment

Early Childhood Development Module 9
Language, Social, and Emotional Development in Preschool Years

  • Sociodramatic Play
  • Facilitating the Play
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Literacy Development
  • Emotional Growth
  • Peer Status and Friendships
  • Culture and Prosocial Behaviors
  • Sources of Variation in Social Competence

Early Childhood Development Module 10
Physical, Motor, and Cognitive Development in Primary Years

  • Physical Appearance and Stature
  • Poverty and Health Status
  • Motor Play and Culture
  • Modern Threats to Play
  • Schools Across Cultures
  • Intelligence
  • Culture and Traditional School Subjects
  • Critique of Traditional Theories
  • Metacognitive
  • Culture and School Success

Early Childhood Development Module 11
Language, Social, and Emotional Development in Primary Years

  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Writing in the Primary Years
  • Reading Development
  • Literacy and Culture
  • Sense of Competence
  • Types of Self-Esteem
  • Early Identity Formation
  • Peer Relationships
  • Moral Development

Early Childhood Development Module 12
Parents, Families, and Children

  • Types of Families
  • Family Members Who Influence Children’s Development
  • Parent Beliefs About Child Development
  • Parenting Styles
  • Adult-Child Interactions
  • Risk and Protective Factors

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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