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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.


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