Child Development


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In this course, learners will gain an understanding of the concept of child development and how important it is to the work that we carry out with children. They will look at child development theories and learn how to apply them to situations within their setting. They will look at aspects of development, including brain development, and from this understanding will then consider how best to prepare activities for children and guide their learning. A work placement is not required to complete this course and the learning is appropriate for childcare practitioners from a range of settings.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learners will learn that children’s development actually begins from the moment of conception
  • Learners will learn that a child’s development is influenced by the adults who care for them
  • Learners will learn to make themselves aware of the child’s needs covering all five outcomes mentioned in Every Child Matters
  • Learners will learn that children will not develop in exactly the same way and that it is extremely important that every child is treated as an individual

Advantages of this course:

  • This course looks at child development theories and theorists, and why it is important to know how children develop when working with them
  • As no two children develop in the same way, and as children develop holistically – one area affects another as they learn and grow – it is important to understand these areas to offer appropriate learning experiences and levels of support
  • Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning
  • There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge

This course is endorsed by Cache.