Introduction to Child Development


Core Knowledge Area: ECE – Child Development (4hrs)

CDA Content Area: #8 Growth and Development (4 hrs)

From birth to age 8, children take the first steps in a lifelong learning journey as they grow and develop.

The objectives of this module are to:

  1. Define Child Development
  2. Identify the benefits of learning about typical child development
  3. Recognize the abilities children are born with that equip them to learn in early childhood
  4. Identify and describe the five domains of development
  5. Learn strategies to support children's development in the child care setting.

This basic knowledge of child development will give the early childhood professional a solid foundation for daily practice and decision making in the classroom.

Hrs: 4