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Join us as we provide an overview of the great minds in child development. Child developmental theorists include:

  • Jean Piaget
  • Lev Vygotsky
  • Lawrence Kohlberg
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Carl Jung
  • Howard Gardner
  • Erik Erikson
This course will give you a birds eye view on their work on child development and how it has contributed to the way we think today.

This course will cover development domains and stages such as:

  • Sensory
  • Cognitive
  • Communicative
  • Social/Emotional
  • Physical

Each category will include an overview of the developmental domain and skills that are typically associated with each category. This information will be delivered in a format that is pertinent to retailers and the skills will be covered in language that is not clinical or therapeutic in nature.

We will also cover how the developmental domains are interrelated as children build skills and advance milestones. Milestones develop in a sequential fashion. This means that a child will need to develop some skills before he or she can develop new skills. Each milestone that a child acquires builds on the last milestone developed. However physical skills like crawling and walking are paired with cognitive skills like sequential thought and memory and recall as kids advance motor planning skills.

Developmental milestones are behaviors or skills that illustrate a child's growth in a number of areas. Milestones have been established based on what most children can do within a certain age.

We will provide a brief overview of the developmental domains for each of the 6 age ranges of child development (birth-12 months, 12-24 months, 2 years old, 3 years old, 4-5 years old, 6-8 years old) along with the skills that are pertinent to that age range related to “readiness.” What is the child ready to learn?

Play ideas and tips for parents/caregivers will be delivered related to the major milestone areas for each age range.

Developmental delays exist when a child does not reach his/her milestones as other children the same age. All children develop at their own pace. Some children achieve their developmental milestones earlier and some later than other children. Some are able to speak earlier than others, but walk later. Some children skip certain milestones, for example bypassing crawling almost completely and proceeding directly to walking. There are many variations in child development.

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Course 160: Overview & Theories of Child Development
07/30/2015 at 9:00 AM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
07/30/2015 at 9:00 AM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Theories of Child Development Test
10 Questions
10 Questions Test
Course 161: Developmental Domains
07/30/2015 at 6:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
07/30/2015 at 6:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Developmental Domains Test
10 Questions
10 Questions Test
Course 162: Stages of Child Development: 0 to 12 months
07/31/2015 at 1:45 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
07/31/2015 at 1:45 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Course 163: Stages of Child Development: 1-2 years
07/31/2015 at 12:30 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
07/31/2015 at 12:30 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Course 164: Stages of Child Development: 3 years
07/31/2015 at 12:30 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
07/31/2015 at 12:30 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Course 165: Stages of Child Development: 4 years
07/31/2015 at 12:30 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
07/31/2015 at 12:30 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Course 166: Stages of Child Development: 5 years
07/31/2015 at 12:45 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
07/31/2015 at 12:45 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Course 167: Stages of Child Development: 6-8 years
07/31/2015 at 12:45 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
07/31/2015 at 12:45 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Stages of Child Development Test
15 Questions
15 Questions Test
Course 168: Children with Special Needs
08/07/2015 at 10:00 AM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
08/07/2015 at 10:00 AM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Webinar
Special Needs Test
20 Questions
20 Questions Test