Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
early childhood education, brain development, developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum and instruction
The disciplines of child development and education are profoundly implicated by the new research on brain development. This paper will focus on the cognitive growth and development of young children: how they learn, and how environment, relationships, emotions and experience affect their learning. The recent brain research findings relative to how the brain grows and influences to that growth will be explored, and the implications of how this knowledge can benefit educators and parents of children zero to three years of age will be shared.
This project will include the development of an instructional workshop for parents and early childhood educators that will assist them in providing a stimulating and developmentally appropriate environment for these young learners as implicated by developmental neuropsychology research. The scientific research into the functioning of the brain leaves no doubt that the early years of life are crucial, as the experiences garnered there lay the foundation for development later in life.
Recommended CitationHarris, W. T. (2004). Brain Research and Infant and Toddler Development: Implications for Parents and Caregivers (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/170
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