Understanding and Promoting Infant Development
Early childhood is the most active stage of human development and more growth occurs in the first year of life than any other period. Caregivers who understand the progression of development are more prepared to respond to needs and create appropriate learning environments. In this course caregivers will discover the characteristics of infant development. In addition, the course provides strategies caregivers can use to promote growth and learning across all areas of development.
Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, New York
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