This topical guide on child development was developed in partnership with the Early Intervention Training Program to be used by professionals practicing in the Early Intervention program.
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- Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives
Rosalyn H. Shute, Philip T. Slee
BF 721 .S565 2015 892892380
East Sussex ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
This book provides readers with an in depth overview of typical child development from a psychological lens. This resource explains the major psychological theories that have influenced child development in the past and in recent years.
- Early Childhood Development: A multicultural perspective
LB 1115 .T73 2014 802103105
Boston : Pearson, 2014
This text book simplifies the theoretical and psychological perspectives about child development with a special emphasis on the diversity of different cultures which influence growth. This resource focuses on each of the different areas of typical development
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- CDC's Milestones in Action
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). The CDC Act Early campaign has created a series of short video clips of children demonstrating specific developmental milestones. The videos are group by the approximate age a milestone is typically reached.
- Touchpoints hosted & created by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton.
132 minutes, DVD
WS 105 .T722d 2006 75553551
By watching a dozen families in unique situations, Dr. Brazelton shows how and why children develop the way they do. Touchpoints are defined as periods of time that precede rapid growth in learning for parent and child.
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The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.
- CDC's Developmental Milestones
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Select a child's age for specific video and photograph examples of developmental milestones.
- EITP: Child Development Resources
The Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) website offers a variety of resources related to child development.
- Illinois Early Learning Guidelines: For Children Birth to Age Three
The Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3 provide early childhood professionals and policy makers a framework for understanding child development by presenting information on what children know and should do and what development looks like in everyday life. The main goal of the Guidelines is to offer early childhood professionals a cohesive analysis of children’s development with common expectations and common language. These Guidelines also provide suggestions and ideas on how to create early experiences that benefit all children’s learning and development.
- PBS Parents: Child Development Activities
This web resource offers fun, engaging activities to promote child development.
- Tips for Surviving Child Developmental Assessment
Zero to Three provides this brief handout for parents, explaining the assessment process and providing tips for their involvement.
- VEIPD: Child Development
A Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center (VEIPD) resource guide that provides professionals with a variety of recommended online tools and articles related to child development.