The Developing Brain – Child Growth and Development – (3hrs)

The Developing Brain - Child Growth and Development - 3 Credit Hours


Thank you for registering for The Developing Brain!

In this course, you will learn how the brain of a child develops from birth through kindergarten. The more you know about brain development as a child care provider, the better equipped you will be in understanding what you can expect from children in your care.

In this class you will be asked to read a series of articles concerning brain development and toddlers. After each article you will take a quiz on the material that you read. Don’t worry, these quizzes are to help you identify the important elements of what you have read. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish by clicking on the “Restart Quiz” button. Once you feel comfortable with the material, click on the “Return to Class” button and to move forward and read the next article. At the end of the class, you will take a final test consisting of the questions you have answered along the way. You must receive an 80% score to earn your certificate. Once again, you can take the test as many times as needed to pass by clicking on “Restart Quiz”. Once you have passed the test, a certificate will appear. Click on "Download Certificate" and then print the certificate from the download. Please complete the class survey so we know how we are doing and what we can do to make your experience better. A record of completion of the class will be kept in your user account along with a copy of the certificate. You may reprint your certificate at any time upon completion of the class.

Section 1


To begin, please click on the following button and read the article “Understanding Brain Development In Young Children” by Sean Brotherson, Family Science Specialist, NDSU Extension Service.


Now take the Quiz by clicking the button below:


Section 2


Stimulating brain growth is extremely important in the development of infants. Please click on the following button and watch the video “Stimulating Brain Growth and Development in Infants“ by Kathy Moore at Ask.com on stimulating brain growth.


Now take the quiz by clicking the button below.


Section 3


How can you assist in the brain development of your daycare children? Click on the following button and read the article “Children and Brain Development: What We Know About How Children Learn” by Judith Graham at the University of Maine.


Now take the quiz by clicking the button below.


Final Exam


Now that you have completed the material, click on the following button to take the final exam. You must receive an 80% grade to pass the class. Don’t worry; you may take the test as many times as needed to receive 80% by clicking on the "Restart Quiz" button. WHEN YOU PASS THE TEST, A CERTIFICATE WILL APPEAR. CLICK ON “DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE” AND THEN PRINT IT.


 

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