Child Development and Learning (conception through age 8)

This Landing Pad provides information and resources that can be used to enhance early childhood courses focusing on child development and learning (conception through age 8), to support the inclusion of children with disabilities and children who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Approved Course Description

This course* includes the theories of child development, needs, milestones, and factors that influence development, from conception through age 8. Emphasis is placed on developmental sequences in physical/motor, emotional/social, cognitive, and language domains and the impact of multiple influences on development and learning. Upon completion, students should be able to compare/contrast typical/atypical developmental characteristics, explain environmental factors that impact development, and identify strategies for enhancing development.

NC Core Course,  144 & 145