Learning Objectives

  1. Be familiar with the physical changes that occur as children move from infancy into early childhood.
  2. Understand how young children see and think about their changing bodies.
  3. Understand the similarities and differences between typical and atypical brain development.
  4. Know the role that nutrition and good health habits play in development.
  5. Recognize the types of health threats to children in early childhood.
  6. Understand how child maltreatment is a threat to young children.