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Infant-Toddler Development and School Readiness

Course #: 02-531

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

Course Description

The purpose of this course, developed using information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, is to summarize research about development during the first 3 years in order to highlight areas that are foundational for later school readiness and success. General principles that guide the understanding of the relationship between infant/toddler development and school readiness are discussed, as well as pertinent information about the five school readiness domains that develop during these early years.

Course Objectives

1. Describe the concept and history of “school readiness” for infants and toddlers.

2. Outline the basic principles of infant/toddler development and school readiness.

3. Summarize how development occurs during the first three years of life across the five school readiness domains.

4. Discuss how early interpersonal experiences and environmental factors shape the trajectory of brain development.

5. Identify the role of temperament, emotional and behavioral regulation, attachment, and peer relationships in shaping social-emotional development.

6. Determine how learning behaviors such as interest, persistence, and executive functioning as well as language, communication, and cognitive abilities may impact school readiness.


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