This course examines the growth and development of the young child from birth through age eight. The characteristics, patterns and theories of development in the areas of physical/ motor, emotional, social, language, and cognitive development are covered. The complex and diverse influences of culture, environment and individual needs are considered as the young child is studied in relationship to family, school and community. The role of the early childhood professional in relationship to the development of the young child is considered. This course requires six hours of field observation.
ECE102N: Growth and Development of the Young Child