This course introduces students to the study of child development, which is holistic and interdependent, and focuses on the period from conception to early childhood. The biologically determined characteristics and the influences of family, culture and society are explored. Major theories of development and learning are introduced and used as a framework for examining the developmental process. The course introduces students to the role observation plays to incorporate a child’s development into planning for an inclusive, play-based curriculum for infants and toddlers.
ed2go fall course registration opens August 19, 2019