Characteristics of Child Growth and Development in Early childhood

Program Details

Characteristics of Child Growth and Development in Early childhood
Duration: 10 hours
Prerequisites: Reflective Practitioner Teacher – training program
Material: Training Guide, Program Kit, and online resources on Marifah
Level - Track: Fundamental Educational Qualification
Target Audience : Teachers who have none-educational bachelor’s degree (KG, Math, Science, English, and Computer Science) grade (1-3).

Short Description

Individuals learn better when the teaching materials and methods are appropriate for their age group, especially when it is presented in an interesting and challenging manner. Individual growth rate varies based on different environmental and genetic aspects, and this can be apparent in physical, cognitive, emotional and social disparities. Curriculum planning takes into consideration the presentation technique and assessment methodology for different age groups.

The program provides the basic concepts of developmental psychology and links it to teachers' daily practices in classroom, by specifying the concepts and terminologies that are related to development in early childhood phase; it explained the different stages of child development in physical, motor, sensory, emotional, cognitive, lingual and social development aspect.

Big Ideas

Individual growth and development rate varies based on different environmental and genetic aspects as it effects the learning process .
Individuals learn better when the material is appropriate for their age characteristics.
Curriculum planning considers the presentation technique and assessment methodology for different age groups.

Essential Questions

How possible is it to implement the activities that contribute to various aspects of the development?
What should I do to make the child ready for school?
What are the benefits of diversity of development ways of the childhood growth aspects ?


Unit Outcomes
  • • Extract the concepts of development in early childhood.  
  • • Differentiate between the necessary educational controls observed at early childhood.
  • • Compare between effective and ineffective parental methods in dealing with children.  
  • • Distinguish between behavioral and psychological problems suffered by the children in early childhood stage.  
  • • Explain the manifestations of physical development at this stage
  • • Identify aspects of motor development at early childhood.
  • • Propose activities that develop various motor skills.
  • • Design the various activities that develop motor skills.
  • • Plan tasks that help in developing various motor skills.
  • • Evaluate the results of work in various motor development skills
  • • Determine sensory aspects of development at early childhood.
  • • Identify the senses used in doing tasks.
  • • Propose activities that develop combined sensory skills.
  • • Identify the aspects of emotional development at early childhood.
  • • Summarize the psychological reasons behind the sharp feeling.
  • • Compare between the different emotions of the children during early childhood. 
  • • Analyze situations that have a feeling in the children.
  • • Identify the aspects of cognitive development during early childhood.
  • • Distinguish between the different cognitive processes of the children during early childhood. 
  • • Identify aspects of language development in the course of early childhood. 
  • • Describe images in verbally expressive manner. 
  • • Perform control exercises or discipline of breath.
  • • Identify the aspects of social development during early childhood.
  • • Explain the importance of relationships within the framework of fair competition of the children. 
  • • Analyze the story for the social development characteristics. 


1 Attendance and Participation Participation 5
Attendance 5
2 Formative Assessment Self-regulated-assessment KWL-Q 5
Vocabulary Tool pre and post 5
Assessment model for each unit according the targets set for each activity 10
A pre and post self-assessment of skills and knowledge.
Trainer Assessment Trainers’ checklist of the quantity and quality of trainee’s activities outcomes. 20
3 Summative Assessment Exit Task 5
Portfolio 10
Final exam 35
Program Total 100

Time Distribution

Time Distribution

No Item Time(Min)
1 KWL-Q 15
2 Pre - Vocabulary Tool 15
3 Terminology 10
4 Activity (1.1) Developmental Concepts in Early Childhood 50
5 Activity (1.2) Physical Development (1) 40
6 Activity (1.3) Physical Development (2) 45
7 Activity (1.4) Motor Development (1) 30
8 Activity (1.5) Motor Development (2) 45
9 Activity (1.6) Sensory Development 30
10 Assessment task 15
11 Activity (2.1) Cognitive Development 55
12 Activity (2.2) Language Development 55
13 Activity (2.3) Emotional development 55
14 Activity (2.4) Social Development (1) 45
15 Activity (2.5) Social Development (2) 50
16 Assessment task 15
17 Post - Vocabulary Tool 10
18 Exit Task 20
Total 10 Hours

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