Learning Objectives

4.1 Discuss growth and influences and threats to growth during infancy and toddlerhood.

4.2 Summarize brain development during infancy and toddlerhood.

4.3 Compare infants’ early learning capacities for habituation, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and imitation.

4.4 Describe infants’ developing sensory abilities.

4.5 Analyze the roles of maturation and contextual factors in infant and toddler motor development.