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Child Growth and Development: The School-Age Child

1 Hour in Child Growth, Development and Learning

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Introduction

RESEARCH HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT STRONG POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CHILDREN AND CAREGIVERS ARE LINKED TO POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN.

Staff-child interactions are at the heart of child care programs. The foundation for building positive relationships is understanding children. All children are unique and progress through predictable ages and stages at their own pace. Child care providers should interact with each child in a way that recognizes and respects the child’s chronological and developmental age. This training reviews what participants already know about children and their development.

This training is designed to teach age-appropriate behaviors and culturally appropriate expectations of school-age children.

Activities are based on information on pages 58-74 and 111-115 in the Child Care Center Licensing Guidebook, 2nd ed. (2006). DEL-LC 2001 (x) 10/06.  Click on the following link to view the: Child Care Licensing Guidebook.

Topics:
  • Child Development
  • Physical Development of Children 5—12 Years Old
  • Cognitive Development of Children 5—12 Years Old