Child Growth and Development Courses

Learn more about the topic of child growth and development for child care professionals. Understand developmental stages that children go through during their early years. Then, develop age appropriate learning environments, foster self-esteem, help children cope with stress and more.

Child Growth and Development from Infancy to School-Age

As a child care provider, it is important to understand the developmental stages that children go through during their early years — it’s the foundation for providing the highest quality of care. You will learn the stages that children go through and the milestones they exhibit from birth through school-age years.

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Developing Appropriate Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers

Child care providers have a great influence on what infants and toddlers see, hear, touch, taste, feel, and smell while children are in their care. This course examines several aspects of appropriate environments for infants and toddlers, such as health and safety, space and furnishings, learning areas, and more.

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Fostering Children's Self-Esteem

Children with healthy self-esteem, compared to their peers with unhealthy self-esteem, tend to be happier, more confident in their abilities, and less afraid of failure. This course covers the concept of self-esteem, how to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy self-esteem, and how to foster children's self-esteem.

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Help Children Cope with Trauma and Stress

Stress and trauma can have devastating consequences on children, especially if it is for a prolonged period of time. Recognizing stress and trauma is important so adults can provide children with the support they need. Brain research, types and causes of stress and trauma and the importance of relationships are explored.

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Helping Children Resolve Peer Conflict

Dealing with conflict between children can be extremely frustrating. However, peer conflict is an entirely normal part of growing up. This course will teach you about positive and negative aspects of children's conflict, why children engage in conflict with their peers, and how to effectively manage children's conflicts.

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Introduction to Infant and Toddler Social Emotional Development

Social emotional development begins at birth and continues throughout life. This course will introduce child care providers to the process social emotional development, including key concepts such as temperament and attachment which affect a young child's ability to develop strong social and emotional skills.

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Language and Literacy Development

A deep understanding of how language and literacy develops is critical. Definitions of important language and literacy concepts are presented along with strategies for creating language and literacy rich environments. Strategies to support second language learners with developmentally appropriate practices are provided.

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Routines and Environments that Support Social Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers

There are many strategies that can be used to support the social emotional development of infants and toddlers. Strategies covered in this course include creating responsive routines, designing appropriate physical environments, and improving the emotional literacy of children in care.

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Social Emotional Learning in Preschoolers

In this course, Early Childhood Educators (ECE) will be provided an overview of social emotional learning in preschoolers with special emphasis on teaching children to learn, regulate emotions and be resilient.

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Supporting Child Growth and Development

Providing a broad overview of 4 main areas of child growth and development, this course offers practical tips on supporting children's development. Key findings from brain research and its relevance to the care of young children is briefly explored, as well as the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP).

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Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development

Many experts believe that healthy social-emotional development serves as the basis for children to develop the skills they need to succeed in life. In addition to providing you with a general overview of the topic, this course will offer some practical tips on how to best support children's development in these key areas.

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The Value of Play for Preschool Children

This course examines the role of play in contributing to the healthy development of preschool children. Students who enroll in this course will learn why play should be an important component of every child care program, how to organize indoor and outdoor play space, and how to involve children in fun play activities.

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