Learning Objectives

5.1 Discuss patterns of physical growth and influences on growth and health, including nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and illness and injury.
5.2 Compare Piaget’s cognitive-developmental and Vygotsky’s sociocultural perspectives on cognitive development in early childhood.
5.3 Describe information processing abilities during early childhood.
5.4 Summarize young children’s advances in language development, including dual language learning and contextual influences on language development.
5.5 Identify and explain various approaches to early childhood education.