How Young Children Learn (Birth-36 Months)
3 Credit Hours
Childcare providers have a great influence on what infants and toddlers see, hear, touch, taste, feel, and smell while children are in their care. Since children learn through their experiences, it is important that the environments and activities to which they have access are safe, responsive, and meaningful. In this workshop, participants will examine the theories, concepts, and trends related to early childhood growth and development from Birth through 3 years old. This 3-hour course examines the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language and literacy development of children, including typical and atypical development of young children. It includes observation and activities to guide early childhood practitioners in providing opportunities that support the physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development of infants. How Young Children Learn (Birth – 36 Months) falls within Human Grown and Development Competency 1: Identifies and describes theories of typical and atypical growth in all developmental domains and the interaction between individual and contextual factors on development and learning.
The learning objectives for this course are:
- I can label patterns of development.
- I can describe potential impacts on learning.
Upon enrolling in this course, you have 7 days to complete all content and activities.
Jen is responsible for monitoring the organization and delivery of curricular and instructional programs offered to participants in the early care and education setting. She has been in the field of education for over 12 years, modeling best practices and creating learning envrionments that push staff and students toward high expectations. Jen's focus lies in building systems within an organization that results in consistent, high level practices across curriculum, instruction, professional development, assessment and staff collaboration. She has deep convictions about providing a rigorous education, and believes it is possible for every teacher and student to be successful when they are given the knowledge, support and resources to implement strategies with fidelity. Dr. Marks wants to collaborate with, support and empower educators so that they may do the same.