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Child Development in the Early Years - What You Need To Know

"The first 60 months of a child's life are critical in determining their future development.  There appear to be developmental phases that all children go thorugh but individual experieces are shaped by experience and culture." 

(Abbott & Moylott 1997)

Target Audience

Professional workforce who work with and support young children and their families.

Course Content

The course will:

  • Explore attachment theory and how it affects children’s     personal, social and emotional development, behaviour and learning

  • Recognise that a child is a unique individual whose development usually follows predictable patterns

  • Provide an overview of development areas and the terminology most frequently used

  • Recognise that many factors affect a child’s development.

Learning Outcomes 

At the end of the course, participants will: 

  • Have a broad overview of child development and will have considered their own professional development needs

  • Have an awareness of attachment theory and its affect on child development

  • Identify development areas and use these to acknowledge the uniqueness of each child

  • Know about the factors that may affect child development.

Booking a place:

Applications for a place on this training can be made by completing and returning the booking form below to safeguarding.cs@dudley.gov.uk Submitted applications will be acknowledged by the DSCB Business Unit and processed accordingly.

Please note managers will need to authorise all applications for this training.  

Application Form


Date  Time  Venue 

13th June 2018

9.30 - 12.30

Saltwells EDC

24th October 2018

9.30 - 12.30 

Saltwells EDC 

17th January 2019 

9.30 - 12.30 

Saltwells EDC 

15th May 2019 

9.30 - 12.30

Saltwells EDC