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Course Catalog > DCF Child Care Training Part I = 30 Hrs > Child Growth and Development

Child Growth and Development   

(6-hour: Online and Instructor-led) This course is intended to provide childcare professionals with the basic principles of child growth and development. You will also learn how these principles affect children’s learning, and best practices associated with guiding children’s behaviors towards appropriate expectations, and methods associated with addressing challenging behaviors. Participants will understand the role of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the design of quality care environments. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: * Explain the difference between growth and development o Describe each of the basic principles of child growth and development * Describe how environment, heredity, birth order, health status and developmental obstacles influence the development of a child * Identify typical growth and skill expectations for the early learning domains * Apply appropriate techniques for handling challenging behaviors * Define developmentally appropriate practice and identify components of developmentally appropriate learning environments.