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What you'll learn

  • Understand and identify age-appropriate development across the various developmental areas and age groups.
  • Identify atypical development within the various age-groups as well as understand their implications for future development.
  • Apply skills and modalities in order to successfully stimulate typical development.
  • Create stimulating play sessions as well as create stimulating activities within every age group.
  • Adapt play, toys, and techniques to suit the needs of the child in order to provide optimal stimulation.

Course Content

module 1

Diploma In Advanced Early Childhood Development

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  1. Development: In Utero and Birth

    In this lesson the student will understand the development that takes place in utero and how it helps to prepare a baby for life outside the womb. The student will gain a clear understanding of neurological, physiological, and physical development of a baby during their time in utero and in the moments after they are born.

  2. Neonatal Development

    In this lesson the student will identify the key characteristics of the newborn child. The student will be able to understand and describe the changes that occur from birth until the 4th week of postnatal life. This lesson will aim to describe the neurological, physiological, and physical development of the neonate. By the end of the lesson, the student will also be able to recognise the various characteristics of a healthy neonate.

  3. Development: 0-3 Months

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the zero to three month old baby. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, language, emotional, and cognitive development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to interpret how these areas of development will help prepare a baby for the next phase of development.

  4. Development: 4-6 months

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the four to six month old baby. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, language, emotional, and cognitive development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to compare the advances made between birth and six months of age.

  5. Stimulation: Birth to Six Months

    In this lesson the student will learn how we can stimulate the various areas of development with toys and objects. The students will learn how to select the appropriate stimulation techniques and modalities according to the need of the child. By the end of this lesson the student will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the modality with regards to the need of the child.

  6. Development: 7-9 months

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the seven to nine month old baby. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, language, emotional, and cognitive development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to summarise the progress of each developmental area.

  7. Development: 10-12 Months

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the ten to twelve month old baby. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, language, emotional, and cognitive development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to combine their knowledge of the various areas of development to hypothesise as to their importance in the first year of life.

  8. Stimulation: 6-12 Months

    In this lesson the student will learn how we can stimulate the various areas of development with toys and objects. The students will learn how to select the appropriate stimulation techniques and modalities according to the need of the child. By the end of this lesson the student will be able to modify their approach or modality to suit the needs of the play and child.

module 2

Intermediate In Advanced Early Childhood Development

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  1. Development: 12-15 Months

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 12 to 15 month old baby. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, language, emotional, cognitive, and functional development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to demonstrate how the various areas of development are used together to facilitate the development of activities of daily living.

  2. Development: 15-18 Months

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 15 to 18 month old baby. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, language, emotional, cognitive, and functional development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to discuss the impact of the various areas of development on one another.

  3. Stimulation: 12-18 Months

    In this lesson the student will learn how to use techniques, modalities, and activities to stimulate age-appropriate development of this specific age group. They will learn how to prioritise which areas need more stimulation and be able to select the appropriate methods to aid in stimulation.

  4. Development: 18-20 months

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 18 to 20 month old baby. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, language, emotional, cognitive, and functional development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to compare the progress made within develop from 12 to 20 months.

  5. Development: 20-24 Months

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 20 to 24 month old baby. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, language, emotional, cognitive, and functional development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to summarise the development that takes place during the second year of life.

  6. Stimulation: 18-24 Months

    In this lesson the student will learn how to use techniques, modalities, and activities to stimulate age-appropriate development of this specific age group. They will be able to design and create their own play toys and play methods to suit the needs of the two year-old.

  7. Atypical development: 0-2 years

    In this lesson the student will be introduced to atypical development that might come to the fore during the second year of life. The student will learn to identify and understand the various forms of atypical development in terms of their etiology, symptoms, and implications. By the end of this lesson the student will be able to anticipate the effect of atypical development on milestones and norms.

  8. Terrific Twos

    In this lesson the student will learn how the identity of the two-year-old child develops and how it affects those around them. They will be able to identify and address challenges of this age group and be able to plan how to prevent challenges.

module 3

Advanced in Advanced Early Childhood Development

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  1. Development: 2 - 2 1/2 years, Part 1

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 2 to 2 1/2 year-old child. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor, fine motor, and language development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to list the various advances made in development during this timeframe.

  2. Development: 2 - 2 1/2 years, Part 2

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 2 to 2 1/2 year-old child. They will extend their knowledge of emotional, cognitive, and functional development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to paraphrase how various areas of development influence each other.

  3. Stimulation: 2- 2 1/2 years

    In this lesson the student will learn how to use techniques, modalities, and activities to stimulate age-appropriate development of this specific age group. They will learn how to prioritise which areas need more stimulation and be able to select the appropriate methods to aid in stimulation.

  4. Development: 2 1/2-3 years, Part 1

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 2 1/2 to 3 year-old child. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, and language development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to analyse the effect of development on functional skills.

  5. Development: 2 1/2-3 years, Part 2

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 2 1/2 to 3 year-old child. They will extend their knowledge of emotional, cognitive, and functional development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to measure current skills of a child against age-appropriate milestones.

  6. Stimulation: 2 1/2-3 years

    In this lesson the student will learn how to use techniques, modalities, and activities to stimulate age-appropriate development of this specific age group. They will be able to design and create their own play toys and play methods to suit the needs of the two year-old.

  7. Atypical Development: 2-3 years

    In this lesson the student will expand their knowledge on atypical development that might come to the fore during the third year of life. The student will learn to identify and understand the various forms of atypical development in terms of their etiology, symptoms, and implications. By the end of this lesson the student will be able to anticipate the effect of atypical development on milestones and norms.

  8. Threenagers

    In this lesson the student will learn how the identity of the three-year-old child develops and how it affects those around them. They will be able to identify and address challenges of this age group and be able to plan how to prevent challenges.

module 4

Proficient in Advanced Early Childhood Development

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  1. Development: 3-3 1/2 years, Part 1

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 3 to 3 1/2 year-old child. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor, fine motor, and language development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to list the various advances made in development during this timeframe.

  2. Development: 3-3 1/2 years, Part 2

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 3 to 3 1/2 year-old child. They will extend their knowledge of emotional, cognitive, and functional development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to paraphrase how various areas of development influence each other.

  3. Stimulation: 3-3 1/2 years

    In this lesson the student will learn how to use techniques, modalities, and activities to stimulate age-appropriate development of this specific age group. They will learn how to prioritise which areas need more stimulation and be able to select the appropriate methods to aid in stimulation.

  4. Development: 3 1/2-4 years, Part 1

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 3 1/2 to 4 year-old child. They will extend their knowledge of gross motor , fine motor, and language development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to analyse the effect of development on functional skills.

  5. Development: 3 1/2-4 years, Part 2

    In this lesson the student will explore the various areas of development of the 3 1/2 to 4 year-old child. They will extend their knowledge of emotional, cognitive, and functional development. By the end of this lesson they will be able to measure current skills of a child against age-appropriate milestones.

  6. Stimulation: 3 1/2-4 years

    In this lesson the student will learn how to use techniques, modalities, and activities to stimulate age-appropriate development of this specific age group. They will be able to design and create their own play toys and play methods to suit the needs of the two year-old.

  7. Atypical Development: 3-4 years

    In this lesson the student will expand their knowledge on atypical development that might come to the fore during the fourth year of life. The student will learn to identify and understand the various forms of atypical development in terms of their etiology, symptoms, and implications. By the end of this lesson the student will be able to anticipate the effect of atypical development on milestones and norms.

  8. Fabulous Fours

    In this lesson the student will learn how the identity of the four-year-old child develops and how it affects those around them. They will be able to identify and address challenges of this age group and be able to plan how to prevent challenges.

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The Advanced Early Childhood Development course has been great so far. they start off with very basic information so this is a great place to start.

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