Ages and Stages of Development

Children go through distinct periods of development as they move from infants to adulthood: Infancy birth - 2yrs), Early Childhood ( ages 3 to 8 yrs) Later Childhood ages 9 to 11 yrs) and Adolescence (13 to 18 yrs).  During each of these stages, multiple changes in the development of the brain are taking place.  As children go through their different stages of life, they approach learning in different ways. This training will help educators maximize student learning by providing an in depth understanding of how stages of development occur in the primary domains: physical, cognitive, and social-emotional.  By understanding behaviors of students based on developmental stages and  how to respond to those behaviors teachers will be able to create a positive environment and classroom culture that encourages and fosters learning.