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Child Development Theory

3hours 0.3CEUs

The class is also available as part of a Knowledge Collection

$89 Working with Children STARS See Details  


This advanced-level class discusses the abstract symbolic reasoning theory from Jean Piaget, the development of personality by Erik Erickson, and the theory developed by Lev Vygotsky that explained social interaction as the primary source of cognition and the behavior that results from that thought process.

Goal: to understand theories on intellectual, emotional and social development.

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Child Development Theory

Goal: to understand theories on intellectual, emotional and social development



Table of Contents

  1. Jean Piaget
  2. Erik Erikson
  3. Lev Vygotsky


Learning Objectives

Participant will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss key concepts of each theory



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.

Child Development & Guidance

Learning Outcomes

Participant will be able to identify and discuss key concepts for each theory.

Approved or accepted in:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington