This program was designed to complement the learning experience of students who had followed a child through the first year in the lead program of the series, Child Growth & Development in the first 12 months of life.

Between the ages of 1 and 4, the major developmental changes in children occur in the areas of cognition, language and social interaction. These changes are less visible than the physical changes (predominantly development of motor skills) that occur in the first 12 months of life.
To address the increasingly complex nature of cognitive and language development, the program has been designed around a series of cases that highlight specific developmental milestones, for example, language delay at 2 years, and school readiness at 4 years of age.

The case scenarios are used as entry points to further health and family topics such as nutrition, injury prevention, toilet training, behaviour modification and school readiness. In addition, the program uses movies of different children to demonstrate the individual variations of normal development.

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