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ECE: Brain Development in Early Childhood | ECED.X310

ECE: Brain Development in Early Childhood | ECED.X310

How does the human brain develop during the first years of life? How can a child learn two or more languages at the same time? How does stress slow brain growth? This course answers those questions, providing parents or teachers of infants, toddlers or preschoolers with the latest research in brain development, demonstrating how this information can enhance parenting and teaching practices. This course will help you appreciate a child's unique qualities and your own strengths, as you work toward long-term success in parenting or teaching.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Identify brain development in children
  • Outline experiences and techniques that enable children to further their development
  • Identify different areas of the brain and how some of these areas are crucial at certain times in a child's development and need to be stimulated
  • Present topic of choice regarding brain research in children

Topics Include

  • Introduction to Brain Research
  • Diagrams and other helpful information on brain research

Necessary Knowledge

  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google Workspace or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and an essential understanding of Canvas.

Additional Information

Please review section notes to view the full schedule.

Be ready for some lectures, individual presentations, group discussions, class and group inquiries, and a "hands-on" project or PowerPoint slide presentation to be made as a final project by each person in class.
Have a question about this course?
Speak to a student services representative.
Call (408) 861-3860

Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
05-08-2023 to 05-22-2023 3.0 $435

Melissa Chi Le


Final Date To Enroll: 05-08-2023


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 05-08-2023 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Mon, 05-15-2023 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Mon, 05-22-2023 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE