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Unformatted text preview: Week 1 Checkpoint Developmental Periods The first developmental period is called infancy and is from the birth of the child until 2 years of age. During this period, each infant develops at his or her personal rate of speed. It is an inquisitive nature which fuels infants during this stage to utilize and discover new skills. Infants thrive on interaction from their caregivers during this period, benefitting from their support. The second developmental period is called early childhood and is from 2-6 years of age. At this stage, communication and motor skills increase very rapidly. The vocabulary and grammar becomes improved and develops while their physical nature alters and is perceptible. They engage in increased physical activities and begin a social nature which involves trusting and accepting others. The third developmental period is called middle childhood and is from 6-10 years of age. During this period children often make promises to playmates who are of the same age and gender, thus...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course AED 202 202 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Fall '11