This course focuses on the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of early childhood while integrating
Upon completion of this course, students will master the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of infants and young children and will examine the effect of play, attachment, environment, hospitalization, illness, and trauma have on development. Students will have a strong understanding of developmental theory and theorists that cover the span of development from in utero to school age. Students will be required to observe typically developing children, apply theories and research and to observe and reflect on sequencing, play, attachment, environment and other factors. Throughout the course students will be asked to examine the role of play in each stage of development as well as the effect of illness, hospitalization and trauma have on typical development and attachment.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of child development theory as it applies to early infancy and child development.
- Apply knowledge of early childhood development
to case studies,observations and vignettes.
- Analyze the important role of play and its relationship to various stages of child development
- Interpret the influence culture, biology, environment, attachment, and parenting have on the developing child.
- Differentiate typical and atypical development at various stages.
- Understand the effect of trauma, hospitalization and illness have on the developing child
- Demonstrate knowledge of current research findings as they apply to child development.
NotesCertification Disclosure: Completion of the UCSB PaCE Child Life certificate program does not result in Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). Individuals seeking certification must meet specific academic and clinical experience requirements in addition to passing the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. While courses in this certificate program count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in Child Life certification. For more information about certification visit https://www.childlife.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Child Life : Required 5 Courses