This interdisciplinary course draws from child development, psychology and nursing. The course focuses on the overall development, care and wellbeing of children from infancy up to middle childhood yearsemphasizing upon the significance of consistent and responsive caregiving during early years. The course begins with the basic concepts of ‘child development’, stages and domains of development, developmental milestones and principles of development. Theoretical perspectives related to the children’s development in the cognitive and socio-emotional domains are also discussed. The development of children in physical, motor, cognitive, language and socio-emotional domains and various methods of studying children’s development are described. The course discusses the concepts and components of ‘care’ and ‘wellbeing’ such as,physical, psychological, and spiritual and the factors influencing the wellbeing of children.
- Teacher: Fariha Siddiqui