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

Date & Time:

Thursday 17 January 2019 (9.30 - 12.30)

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Main Hall - Saltwells EDC, Saltwells EDC Bowling Green Road Netherton Dudley


"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.


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Further Information:






Helen Pietragallo; Juliette Freeman

Venue Details:

Main Hall - Saltwells EDC, Saltwells EDC Bowling Green Road Netherton Dudley

(01384 813800)

Please note: Refreshments may be available to purchase at this location