This course will allow participants to learn how their work can promote positive childhood outcomes by examining the neuroscience of early brain development and the impact of the environment on healthy child development. This course covers the typical developmental stages of children between 0-6 years while analyzing strategies to facilitate mastery of key developmental tasks. Participants will discuss the physical, emotional, psychological and behavioural indicators of serious issues and identify specific strategies to support parents in addressing these issues.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)
Total Weeks: 15
Successful completion of (or concurrent registration in) FRPC 200.
Schedule B Type CRC: works with children and vulnerable adults
- Theories of child development
- Developmental stages of children aged 0-6
- Fundamentals of early brain development
- Environmental factors and child development
- Factors that can impede on development
- Factors fostering resiliency
- Importance of play
- Different types of play
At the end of this course participants will understand the typical developmental stages and the factors that impact child development. Practitioners will learn how they can support parents in their child’s mastery of developmental milestones.
Course Learning Objectives:
Specifically, upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe fundamentals of early brain development
- Describe the typical developmental stages of children between 0 – 6 years
- Understand the impact of the environment on healthy child development and positive childhood outcomes
- Identify strategies to facilitate mastery of key developmental tasks
- Describe the impact of specific factors on children’s mastery of developmental tasks
- Describe physical, emotional, psychological or behavioural indicators of range of serious issues
- Identify specific strategies to support parents in addressing these issues
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: D (50%)
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.