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  • 9
    Lessons
  • 20
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 8
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.8
    CEUs
  • 2,001
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 
 
 

Course Description

Child development may be defined as the various changes that occur for humans (e.g., physical, cognitive, social, and emotional) between birth and adulthood.  Child development may also examine changes that occur prenatally (i.e. before birth).  The changes that happen before birth and in the early years of life impact us all and shape who we become as adults.  Early child development often focuses on the first five years of life.

Child development is a multidisciplinary field which relies on knowledge from several other fields such as psychology, sociology, human development, and the medical field.  The study of child development is important to improve outcomes for children and in turn, society as a whole.  The following course provides key knowledge of this field.  Each lesson includes and introduction, a lesson which contains the major aspects of each topic area, a conclusion section which summarizes the lesson, and a quiz on the lesson.  Some lessons also contain helpful online resources for learning more about early childhood development.  After taking this course, a person should be familiar with the basics of the field of child development, the four key domains of child development, developmental milestones, and development disabilities.  

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Basics of Child Development

Child development is a multidisciplinary field that relies on knowledge from several other fields, such as psychology, sociology, human development, and the medical field. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Prenatal Development

Prenatal development is the earliest stage of human development. It pertains to all of the development that occurs before birth. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Stages of Prenatal Development; Problems With Prenatal Development
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Infant Development

Infant development is the earliest stage of a childs development after birth. In general, the term infant refers to babies between the ages of 0 to 12 months. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Infant development: Birth to 3 months; How Your Newborn Grows: Infant Development
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Physical Development

This lesson covers the key areas of knowledge one should have regarding early childhood physical development, including the development of the body, motor skills, senses, and brain. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Cognitive Development

The term cognition refers to how the mind operates and the study of cognitive development focuses on how the mind thinks and learns during the early years of life. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Cognitive Developmental Milestones; Understanding your baby's cognitive development
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Emotional and Social Development

The following lesson covers the key areas of knowledge one should have in regard to early childhood emotional and social development, including the key areas of this type of development. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood; Understanding Social and Emotional Development in Preschoolers
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Language and Literacy Development

Language and literacy development are major domains of early childhood development. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The Role of Early Oral Language in Literacy Development; How important is it?
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Developmental Milestones

The following lesson presents the key milestones that babies and toddlers should reach within their early childhood development. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: American Academy of Pediatrics Ages and Stages Information
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Developmental Disabilities

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. 63 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
217
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe brain development in early childhood.
  • Describe the developmental connections made in early childhood.
  • Describe development in infants.
  • Describe developments in early language and literacy.
  • Describe ways to communicate with your baby.
  • Know cognitive development from infant to early childhood.
  • Describe the emotional and social development of children.
  • Know the effects of maltreatment on early brain development.
  • Describe developmental issues of premature infants.
  • Recognize and describe developmental disabilities in children, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Early Childhood Development 101
Course Number: 8900269
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $90.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "ALL HELPFUL! I'VE REALLY LEARNED FROM THIS COURSE." -- Brenda S.
  • "All the parts of this course are helpful. In my opinion the course was excellent and the instructor too. She gave me some feedback about my job and that is really appreciated. Thanks." -- Lynette C.
  • "Well put together. Really fun." -- Erika B.
  • "This instructor was awesome. She was readily available and very helpful." -- Deborah B.
  • "I loved learning all about how the brain develops and what I can do to encourage development in my son. Instructor was great, very helpful!" -- Nichole B.
  • "The way the material was presented was very clear and easy to comprehend. The instructor got back to me quickly, which was appreciated. She was also helpful, positive, clear and concise." -- Brooke S.
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