Early Child Development Foundation

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Course Description

Understanding the importance of early childhood development allows those who work with children as part of their professional role the opportunity to adapt their working practices in a way that improves outcomes for parents and children.

This 1-2 hour early child development course explores how early experiences and relationships can affect and help to mould children into happy adults later in life. Understand the main issues around development including the theories and factors that impact upon it that affect the journey of every child’s development.

All of our courses are created with the learner in mind, allowing them to learn at their own pace. As we know that some of the topics included in this course are sensitive, a safe space has been added with options to take a break or to talk to someone with a list of organisations and contact information.

Lesson Plan
Areas covered include:

  • Definitions used within Early Child Development (i.e. Biological Development)
  • Theories (i.e. Nature vs Nurture)
  • Stages of development
  • Attachment
  • Vulnerabilities and resilience
  • The importance of child development

Throughout the course learners will be challenged to check their knowledge of certain topics areas.

The content of this early child development training has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

The following guidance is mentioned throughout:

  • Working together to safeguard children 2018
  • Early years workforce strategy 2017
  • The protection of children in England 2009

Approximately 1 – 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material.

Learners can proceed as quickly or slowly as they like, and there is no limit on how long they can take to do the course, their progress will be saved automatically as they work through the training.

Target Audience
This course is aimed primarily at authorised practitioners who work with children, young people and families, including Teachers; Midwives and Health Visitors; Youth Services and Connexions; Family Support Workers; Childminders; Social Workers; Voluntary and Community Groups; Early Years and Play Workers amongst others.

Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

£40.00 + VAT

Volume discounts available

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