Learning Objectives

  1. Compare one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to three case studies.
  2. Summarize typical physical, cognitive and language, moral, personality and emotional, and social development during early childhood.
  3. Describe the role of play in early childhood development.
  4. Analyze the roles of biology and the environment in creating development delays and disabilities.
  5. Evaluate the possible benefits of early childhood education.
  6. Identify special issues that face the multigenerational family with young children.
  7. Give examples of risk factors and protective factors during early childhood.
  8. Apply knowledge of early childhood to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.