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Ch 1: Early Childhood Development

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Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge of physical, cognitive and social development in infants and children. You'll learn about the types and symptoms of developmental delays and abnormalities.

Early Childhood Development - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors will aid in your review of the principles of development and growth in infants and children, including information on cognitive, social and physical progress. You will see examples of social norms and learn the causes of development delays and how they affect learning. After watching these lessons, you should be prepared to:

  • Describe periods of an infant's cognitive development
  • Explain stages of social development in infants
  • Analyze physical development in young children
  • Chart cognitive development in children and adolescents
  • Define social norms and give examples for various ages
  • Name types and causes of developmental delays and abnormalities, and describe how they can impact learning

Our online format gives you the ability to complete these lessons and brief quizzes anytime you have a few minutes to spare and access to a computer or mobile device. The lessons contain information you probably studied in your college classes, but you may encounter some new ideas as well.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: Early Childhood Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Principles of Growth and Development

1. Principles of Growth and Development

Is there a pattern to how human growth and development takes place? This lesson will examine some universal principles of growth and development in order to help you find the answer to this question.

Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

2. Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

There is no time like infancy - it is the first exposure people have to the world. According to Jean Piaget, there are six stages infants go through as they develop cognitively and learn to act in their environment.

Infant Creativity and Intelligence

3. Infant Creativity and Intelligence

How is infant intelligence measured? In this lesson, you'll learn to recognize common measures of infant intelligence as well as what information these measures can provide.

Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

4. Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

When do infants start gaining self-awareness? We will explore the stages infants go through as they increase their knowledge of themselves. We will also look into the typical temperaments of infants.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

5. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

6. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

7. Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

If you were to observe children growing into their teenage years, you would notice their thinking and understanding develops over time. In this lesson, you will learn about the specific stages of mental growth in children and adolescents as outlined by Jean Piaget.

The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

8. The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

How does a child's perceptual development progress, and what is the role of attention in this process? This lesson will use examples to teach you about this relationship and walk you through the changes.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

9. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

The social development of children has a strong influence on self-esteem. In this lesson, we will explore the way children feel about themselves and look into several ways caretakers can improve a child's self-esteem.

What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

10. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

11. What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Some children do not reach specific developmental milestones, such as walking or talking, within the normal age range. Learn more about the different types of developmental delays, their causes, and symptoms.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

12. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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