[R-0450] S3. Child Development

Citation: The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine. Child development and early learning: A foundation for professional knowledge and competencies. Retrieved from [site] or enter “Child development and early learning: A foundation for professional knowledge and competencies” in your search window.

Abstract: This booklet offers great knowledge of the development of infants, toddlers, and young children, as well as how to promote their learning in language, mathematics, social skills and other skills. In addition, it talks about the competencies and foundational skills that professionals need to have in order to work with young children.

Integration: “Research during the past decade has revealed much about how children learn and develop. Studies have shown that early childhood is a time when developmental changes are happening that can have profound and lasting consequences for a child’s future. While people have long debated whether “nature” or “nurture” plays the stronger role in child development, recent studies reveal the importance of how the two influence each other as a child develops: what a child experiences and is exposed to interacts with his or her underlying biological makeup.”

Content Focus: Child Development; Early Learning; Professional Competencies; Infants, Twos, and Toddlers

Notes: The North Carolina Foundations for Development and Early Learning report might also help scholars learn more about child development.