Learning Outcomes for Principles of Child Development and Learning

Lesson 1: Principles of Children’s Development

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • explain how domains of development are interrelated;
  • identify the sequence of developmental milestones in the physical, cognitive, language, and social-emotional domains;
  • recognize children’s individual timetables and how they build new skills;
  • recognize the significance of early experiences and optimal periods in children’s development;
  • identify strategies to provide a high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood program based on principles of child development.

Lesson 2: Principles of Children’s Learning

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • describe the different ways in which children learn by actively exploring their world;
  • explain the role of appropriate challenges in children’s development and learning;
  • discuss how children’s learning moves in a predictable direction from a lesser to a greater level of organization and internalization;
  • recognize characteristics of different intelligences and corresponding learning styles;
  • define how social and cultural context influences children’s learning;
  • indicate how children’s needs for safety, security, and feeling valued are related to children’s development and learning;
  • identify strategies to provide a high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood program based on principles of children’s learning.

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