Basic Child Development: Infant I - Physical

Chapter 1

Basic Child Development:  Infant - Physical

Goal: to identify normal ranges of infant development and promote developmentally appropriate practices

Table of Contents

  1. Motor Development
  2. Hand-Eye Coordination
  3. Sensory Development
  4. Developmental Norms
  5. Principles of Growth and Development
  6. Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)


Learning Objectives

After completing the class, the student will be able to:

  • identify normal ranges of infant development for physical development, hand-eye coordination and sensory development
  • describe developmental norms
  • discuss the relevance of culture as it relates to developmental norms
  • describe your observation of a principle of growth and development
  • discuss how you can promote a developmentally appropriate practice



NOTE: This course may reflect state-specific regulations. No information in this course supersedes any state regulations you need to follow. You must consult your state’s regulations when developing policies and procedures. Regulations for all states are accessible on the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations. Click on the link provided to view regulations in your state.