Diploma in Children's Studies - Revised 2017

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Children are some of the most precious yet fragile elements of our lives. If we can learn even a little bit more about how to raise them well, then we increase the chance of them becoming healthy and happy individuals. This Diploma in Children's Studies course covers the developmental, psychological, familial, and sociological aspects of children’s growth. By taking the course, you’ll gain some important insights into healthy child development.
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    10-15 Hours
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Child development from birth to the age of 18 is now academically considered to represent a distinct sociological and cultural class. This course overview the psychological development of children and teach you how they learn. You will then analyze the role of the family and the place of the child within modern family structures. You will also learn how the modern state looks after the well-being of its children with a review on the sociological aspects of children's studies.

To help you properly evaluate the most important theories of child development, this course will give you a clear understanding of the key concepts relevant to the study of families and personal relationships. You will then be shown the connections between these concepts and the themes raised for research and social policy. The involvement of parents in children's literacy acquisition, as well as how individual, environmental, and structural factors can have an impact on the psychological stages of development in children, will also be discussed.

This course on the psychological development of children will be of great interest to all professionals who work with children or those who are responsible for their well-being. It is also suitable for learners who would like to have a career working with children in the health, social, or caring professions. Parents who want to support, encourage, and understand their children better will also benefit from this free online course. So check out the course today, and gain some really valuable knowledge for life.

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After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate theories of development.
  • Discuss key concepts relevant to the study of families + personal relationships.
  • Identify connections between concepts and the themes they raise for research and social policy.
  • Discuss models for involving parents in children's literacy acquisition.
  • Discuss how individual, environmental and structural factors can have an impact on parenting.
  • Discuss how children's experiences with their family + peers contribute to the learning of skills and problem-solving.
  • Discuss the roles of 'carer' and 'receiver of care'.
  • Describe skills needed to be a social worker.
  • Examine factors affecting young people's well-being.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Course Reviews

Mariaan V.
2 years ago
Mariaan V.

This was the best learning course. Excellent information and clear knowledge over all.

Selimaris R.
2 years ago
Selimaris R.

Extremely good

Olawunmi mariam A.
2 years ago
Olawunmi mariam A.

very interesting course

Lopez S.
2 years ago
Lopez S.

Great course, I learned a good amount of information with this course.

One Primrose I.
2 years ago
One Primrose I.

important to young generations who want to teach other young ones at preschools

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