Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (3 CE)
This course is for: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists
Content By: Center on the Developing Child
Citation: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (2016). From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts: A Science-Based Approach to Building a More Promising Future for Young Children and Families.
Course Description: This guide provides science-based approaches for working with young children and families as they reach developmental milestones. Content can be used to educate parents on topics related to early childhood development that include both genetic and environmental dispositions. The effects of parental engagement on cognitive, social, and emotional growth are presented. Neurological development and stress responses are discussed. Protective factors and effectiveness factors for early care and education programs are offered. The guide concludes with innovative recommendations for research and development.
- Describe how relationships build brain architecture.
- Explain the phases of early childhood development.
- Provide parents with tools to understand developmental stress responses.
- Childhood Development Outcomes
- Science of Development
- Program Evaluation
- Research Considerations
- Call to Action