Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, learners should be able to:

  • Examine the various theories of cognitive, physical, and social-emotional human development

  • Evaluate the characteristics, risk factors, and available treatments for various genetic disorders

  • Develop appropriate cognitive, language, and social-emotional developmental experiences and activities for young and mobile infants and toddlers

  • Describe gender differences and how attitudes and expectations may influence gender-based skills

  • Analyze developmentally appropriate activities that support middle childhood children cognitively and socially-emotionally

Micro-credential Overview

This micro-credential is designed for individuals interested in studying early childhood education and gaining knowledge about children's development and the importance of the early years.  Learners will review the theories of development, along with an overview of prenatal development and possible complications in the developing fetus.  Learners will study the developmental stages from birth to early adolescence while considering all the developmental domains (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development).

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 


    1. Land Acknowledgement

    2. Welcome

    3. Learner Introductions

    4. Learner Resources and Supports

    5. Technology Requirements

    6. Privacy and Accessibility Policies

    7. Navigation

    8. Discussion Forum: Learner Engagement

    9. Technical Discussion Forum

    10. Frequently Asked Questions

    11. Help & Contact Information

    1. Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    2. Micro-credential Description

    3. Learning Outcomes

    4. Outline and Learning Plan

    5. Learning Plan and Exercises

    1. Field Placement and Preparation Folder (Documents and Required Forms)

    1. Introduction

    2. Discussion Forum: Short Biography

    1. Getting Started

    2. Discussion Forums

    1. Child Development Theories

    2. Discussion Forums: Theories

About this course

  • $150.00
  • 37 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content


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