Brain and Cognitive Development



This lesson helps child care professionals recognize how children learn and the influences on their learning by discussing brain and cognitive development. Specifically discussed are key factors to brain development, outcomes of brain development research, cognitive development theories and types and benefit of play.


IDENTIFY key factors to brain development.

RECALL outcomes of brain development research that relate to children's learning.

IDENTIFY significant cognitive development theorists and key concepts of each theory.

RECALL different types of play and the benefits of play.