Child Development

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All in a Day's Play - Part 1 Development at Work

Author: Ingrid Crowthers, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Recognizing and understanding child development is a key factor in helping caregivers to optimize children’s development in all areas. This knowledge is critical in order to:

  • Engage children effectively
  • Guide children’s behaviour appropriately
  • Provide an environment that enhances the growth and development of each child
  • Provide materials appropriate for the developmental level of each child
  • Provide experiences that enhance children’s development in all domains – gross and fine motor, language, social, emotional, and cognitive
  • Ensure that activities, materials, and the learning environments are safe
  • Ensure the health and well-being of every child

Part 1 focuses on brain, motor and perceptual development.

DEV-15-02-2

All in a Day's Play - Part 2 Development at Work

Author: Ingrid Crowthers, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Recognizing and understanding child development is a key factor in helping caregivers to optimize children’s development in all areas. This knowledge is critical in order to:

  • Engage children effectively
  • Guide children’s behaviour appropriately
  • Provide an environment that enhances the growth and development of each child
  • Provide materials appropriate for the developmental level of each child
  • Provide experiences that enhance children’s development in all domains – gross and fine motor, language, social, emotional, and cognitive
  • Ensure that activities, materials, and the learning environments are safe
  • Ensure the health and well-being of every child

Part 2 focuses on communication, social and cognitive development and environments.

COM-14-01

Emerging Communication: The Base for Relationships and Learning

Author: Dominion Learning Institute

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

Communication is very likely both the most important and the most complex set of skills a child will ever develop. These skills develop naturally in the first three years of life, if the child has the neurological and physical capabilities and is developing in a language-rich environment. Many factors impact the development of communication and language. 

Let's Hear it for the Boys! - Webinar Format

Author: Monica Carruthers, RECE, ECRT, AECEO.C,     Nature of Kids  

1 ECE Hour 

Learning Continuum: Foundation

Latest research tells us that most often boys and girls DO learn differently. In this webinar, we’ll look at the research and explore how to set up the environment to support the learning styles of boys. We will present current thinking about this,  including risk in play, movement, rough and tumble play and super heroes, etc.

DEV-14-02

Unique Paths: Children With Down Syndrome

Author: Canadian Down Syndrome Society

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Free

Open a box of crayons and look inside. What are you likely to see? Colours, a wonderful array of colours! There may be a few blues but each one is unique and needed to create a masterpiece. Take out the blue and no more sky! Now, go one step further and add in a few special crayons. Perhaps one that will draw rainbows or swirls or maybe one that only draws smiles! Would you want a box like that? For me, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" This module has been adapted from the document Educator Package: A Guide to Inclusive Education for Children with Down syndrome.

DEV-14-01

An Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Author: Monica Carruthers, RECE, ECRT, AECEO.C,     Nature of Kids  

1 ECE Hour Module 1 of 2 

Learning Continuum: Foundation

This is the first of a series of modules addressing the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. It provides a description of the causes and symptoms of FASD, as a foundation for following modules that address practices for educators and others working with children who have FASD and their families.

DEV-15-01

FASD Part II - A Toolbox of Strategies, Interventions and Approaches

Author: Monica Carruthers, RECE, ECRT, AECEO.C,   Nature of Kids  

1 ECE Hour Module 2 of 2 

Learning Continuum: Foundation

As you do more research about FASD and how to offer resources or techniques for improvement, you will find that there are many perspectives on how to best impact change. This module discusses several strategies and methods which can best meet the needs of the individual. There are several free resources included with this module.

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