Cu2935 Support Children’s Care, Learning and Development in Early years 1. Understand the import of early year’s curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development. 1.1 Outline early year’s curriculum models supporting children’s care, learning and development. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age 5 have a major impact on their future life.
The preschool years, age three to five years, are the next step after toddlerhood. A child should continue to make vast progress in their language, motor skills development, and their overall view of the world (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garcia-Preto, The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives, 2011). According to Erikson these preschool years are referred to as the stage of “initiative versus guilt” (Cloninger, 2004). The goal of this stage is for the child to develop more purpose. This stage builds upon the autonomy the child has developed.
It’s grouped by accelerated development. The key developmental life skills throughout adolescence is unique formation. Normally adolescence begins when a person starts to mature and concludes when children becomes adults. ( questia, n.d.) The ages 11 through 14 years are often referred to as early adolescence. These years are an exciting time of many varied and rapid changes.
Development is often referred to on a timeline and is broken down in ages. As development is more rapid in early years the milestones start by being quite close together before becoming further apart as baby becomes a child and then a young adult. The aspects of development that children are measured on are physical, language, social and emotional, and intellect. Physical development is usually very rapid early on in the child’s development. Within weeks of being born a baby will start to smile and respond to sounds and environments around them.
Although all children will develop at different rates and in different ways, the sequence in which they develop will be roughly the same as they need to have developed one skill, for example walking, before they move on to develop another such as running and jumping. Development is often referred to on a timeline and is broken down in ages. As development is more rapid in early years the milestones start by being quite close together before becoming further apart as baby becomes a child and then a young adult. The aspects of development that children are measured on are physical, language, social and emotional, and intellect. From birth through to adulthood children continually grow, develop, and learn.
This development in children includes both emotional and social development. From infants to adults, children are constantly adapting and learning about the environment and the world surrounding them (Maggi & Irwin, 2008). As a result, they begin to understand how to co-exist with others and the world. It is very early on when the child develops a certain personality depending on the type of upbringing and environment provided. Children do develop differently depending on their genetic makeup and environment, parents and guardians can play a huge role to ensure that the child grows up to be an emotionally mature individual.
It is now widely recognised and supported by research that the most critical stage of a child’s development falls before the age of 12, particularly in the first three years of life. Early experiences and developing relationships are therefore fundamental to brain development (Kotulak 1975: 5). Unfortunately for some children, the negative influences and experiences that they are subjected to at an early age, can have a profound and lasting effect on them in later life. With this in mind, the central foundations upon which any child’s learning should start, is based on offering the child a stable, secure and loving environment in which they feel safe. Research suggests that lack of these positive influences in a child’s early years can have a significant impact on both cognitive development and health (Child 2005).
(Freeberg & Payne, 1967). The early stages of development for an infant on through childhood are based on how the family has affected the young child, and the types of parenting; education has influenced the growing child. How families affect the development of infants and young children. When an infant comes into the world they have no say or control over which family they will be placed into, or the environment in which they will begin to live in. The culture of the family is what is the biggest influence on how a child is raised, the morals Infancy and Childhood Development 3.
“Infant &toddlers Brain development” It is interesting to see how a human’s brain develops, epically from the time they are born till around three. This is when a baby is learning to adjust to their new world and learn things such motor skill, talk, walk, emotions, communication, social skills, leaning and more. While going through the different ages/months of a infant/toddlers brain, it was incredible to lean how in just short periods of months more and more skills are developed. The first stage from newborn to two months, they can already hear sounds (especially their mothers), turn their head and eyes to the person talking to them and can see movements from 9-12 inches. I liked the fact that it tells/ teaches you how to hold newborns, breastfeeding tip and strategies you can do with them at this stage.
Because our personality develops during childhood and adolescence and then remains quite constant for the rest of our lives, childhood and adolescence are the most critical years, regarding personality development, to have access to health care. Prior to childhood, though, the prenatal environment and infancy have an impact as well: even before we see the world or know how to speak, our personalities are forming. Prenatally, for example, it has been suggested that our temperament is inherited (Dennis &ump; Hassol, 1983, p. 34). Proper prenatal care is important for preventing birth defects because the nine-month period in the intrauterine environment is a time of incredible development. Cells are dividing rapidly, forming organs, including the brain, which is the control center for personality.