CDEV 61 Infant/Toddler Growth and Development (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Physical/sensory-motor, social-emotional, and cognitive/language development of prenatal throughout the first three years will be studied with an emphasis on interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Brain development research and major developmental theories are guidance for practice. Caring adults as a foundation for all development will be emphasized.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Understand that a secure attachment relationship is the foundation of all developments in the first three years of a young child's life.
- Outcome 2: Use brain research information to view development as a progression through the three stages of infancy -- the young, the mobile, and the older infant (toddler).
- Outcome 3: Differentiate changes in physical/sensory-motor, social-emotional, and cognitive/language development through each stage of the first three years.
- Outcome 4: Analyze the effect or interactions of inborn traits and environmental influences on development in the first three years..
- Outcome 5: Apply developmental theories to analyze observation of infants/toddlers and/or parent interviews.
- Outcome 6: Explain the impact of responsive adults on supporting optimal development of infants and toddlers.