This course applies to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Learn the typical developmental characteristics of children from birth to 6 years of age, techniques of positive guidance, how to use daily routines and schedules to meet children's developmental needs, manage transitions with ease, plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum, and promote children's development through interesting activities.
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After completing Child Development and Guidance you will be able to explain basic principles of children’s development; describe the milestones that indicate different stages in each developmental domain; explain the importance of nutrition for children’s development; explain the importance of opportunity for children’s development and the lack of opportunity as a risk factor for developmental delays; and identify strategies for recognizing and reporting the characteristics associated with developmental delays and developmental disabilities. Read more.
Attention Massachusetts Students: This course is approved by Massachusetts EEC to meet the full 3-college-credit requirement in child growth and development for hiring assistant teachers, teachers, and lead teachers. This 3-college-credit training requirement is the same as Category of Study 1: Child Growth and Development, Birth through Eight Years.
Attention Nevada Students: This course fulfills your Child Development/Guidance and Discipline training requirement.
Attention Canada Students: This course is accepted for British Columbia's 20-hour Responsible Adult Child Care Training Requirement, which requires 20 hours of training in child development, guidance, health and safety, or nutrition.
Topics Covered in Child Development and Guidance:
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Instructional methodology: Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.
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