Child Development

EDUC X 21

Learn about the development of young children. This online child development course covers the scientific study of developmental from the prenatal period through childhood, including development across social and cultural contexts and genetic and environmental factors.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Online
Starting at $527.00
As few as 8 weeks
4.5

What you can learn.

  • Identify prenatal growth and risk factors
  • Evaluate interactions between genes, environmental factors and brain development
  • Understand infant development and attachment
  • Learn key theories of identity development, including family dynamics, friendships, and self-esteem
  • Learn physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, and linguistic, developmental milestones
  • Consider developmental outcomes of child rearing practices across child care settings and cultures

About this course:

This is an introductory course in child growth and development spanning conception through middle childhood. The course covers theories of human development; the scientific study of development; genetic and environmental contributions and interactions on child development; and developmental time frames from conception and prenatal development through infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, and middle childhood. Students learn about milestones and the cultural contexts of development across domains: physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development. Students are required to observe an infant 0-36 months old and a child 3-6 years old. This is the recommended first course in the ECE series. This is a lower-division (entry level) college class. This is also an intensive class. We are completing a full course in only 8 weeks. Expect to spend around 12 hours per week completing everything in each week’s module. There is a significant amount of reading required. Professional-level English language proficiency in the following areas is required: reading comprehension, vocabulary, note-taking, and written expression.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Available
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Jackie Kelley
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Fee:
$527.00
5 days left. Enroll by Apr 19, 2021
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Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 23, 2021

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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