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Early Childhood

Module Introduction

Early Childhood

Section 1 Introduction - When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. (1 Corinthians 13:11, NIV)

Many exciting developmental changes come with the preschool years, also known as the play years. With advances in motor skills and attention span children in this stage of development engage in their environment in increasingly creative and imaginative ways. In this section you will learn the norms for physical growth, brain changes, and cognitive processes that are integral to this stage of life. Also discussed are the topics of neglect and maltreatment.

Learning Objectives
  1. Define, compare, and apply preschool age biosocial, physical, and cognitive advancements and limitations.
  2. Explain brain growth and maturation in preschoolers.
  3. Summarize Piaget and Vygotsky’s cognitive theories, thought processes, and learning as it relates to preschoolers.
  4. Evaluate the place of nature and nurture in early childhood development.
Early Childhood
Body Development