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Educating Children With Essential Cognitive Development

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Curriculums Fostering Social Development Early childhood education programs provide children with essential cognitive development. These programs also foster social development. Children can learn the social rules for interacting with other children; for example, how to share their toys. Erikson’s theory is different from Piaget’s theory. “Erikson’s view is that the social environment combined with biological maturation provides each individual with a set of ‘crises’ that must be resolved” (Huitt W. , 2008). Unlike Piaget’s theory, Erikson’s stages of social development do not have to accomplish something before the other can take place. This essay will critique the UCSD’s Early Childhood Development program and explain how the programs are sequenced with the Stages of Social Development.
Early Childhood Education Programs: UCSD According to the social development theory, “the ego develops as it successfully resolves crises that are distinctly social in nature” (McLeod, 2013). In each stage of life, children use their surroundings to develop trust in others. Stage one begins at birth to the first year; at this stage a child discovers trust verses mistrust (Huitt, 2008). The young infant program at The University of California, San Diego fosters the trust verses mistrust stage according to Erikson’s theory. The program is designed to do as the family does and “facilitates infants’ natural intellectual development” (Developmental Programs, 2014). Parents provide infants
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