Learning Objectives

8.1 Compare Piaget’s cognitive-developmental and Vygotsky’s sociocultural theories of cognitive development in early childhood.

8.2 Describe information processing abilities during early childhood.

8.3 Summarize young children’s advances in language development.

8.4 Contrast social learning and cognitive-developmental perspectives on moral development in early childhood.

8.5 Identify and explain various approaches to early childhood education.