Early Childhood Development : Child Welfare

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Early Childhood Development
Rossy Sical
SWK 346 Child Welfare
Professor Carew
February 3, 2015

Early Childhood Development

Early childhood development is a fundamental key to a full and productive life. This stage of development is not only important because of its rapid development but also because it is the foundation of children’s future cognitive, behavioral and emotional well-being. Children during this stage require love and physical and verbal stimulation. Children who are well nurtured have a better chance to live well and create a brighter future for themselves. Through this development, children are able to create their own sense of identity. However, this development is based on how caregivers
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To begin, early childhood development can be seen as a discipline devoted to the understanding of all aspects of human development. An infant’s earliest years of life are considered the most important developmental phase in the human lifespan. The Center on the Developing Child from Harvard University teaches key concepts about the foundations of children’s lifelong health. They explain that a vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on different aspects that promote healthy childhood development. The Center on the Developing Child provides an excellent explanation of this principle through one their videos titled, “InBrief: The Foundations of Lifelong Health”, which expresses four important factors that contribute to the healthy childhood development. Such factors are the following: Biology of health, foundations of health, caregivers and community capacities and innovative programs that promote better policies to provide good child care and early education, child welfare and early intervention (“InBrief: The Foundations of Lifelong Health,” n.d.).
Second, other key aspects necessary for healthy early childhood development include bonding, attachment, healthy brain development as well as individual, familial, and systemic aspects in the development of lifelong health. The Child Trauma Academy provides four important lessons that stress the importance of bonding and
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