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.  

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
  • Summarize cognitive development from infant to early childhood.
  • Describe the emotional and social development of children.
  • Summarize the effects of maltreatment on early brain development.
  • Describe developmental issues of premature infants.
  • Recognize and describe developmental disabilities in children.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 9 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 4 Exam 9 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 5 points
Lesson 7 Exam 9 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
The Final Exam 43 points
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