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BD-module

North American Edition

The North American Edition includes content and examples from both North America and the broader international context. On this sample page from the Brain Development module, discover how the interplay of genes and early environments shape children’s development and influence them throughout life. Click here to see the Table of Contents for this edition.

CC-module

Introductory Edition

The Introductory edition is an abridged version of the North American edition – synthesized and simplified for introductory level use. This sample page is from the Coping and Competence module, which explores key concepts such as self-regulation and resilience. Crying, temperament, fear, and stress are all studied within the focus of caring relationships. Click here to see the Table of Contents for this edition.

CL-module

International Edition

The International edition is contextualized for the majority world. It is used by individuals, professionals and organizations in various regions around the world. This sample page is from the Communicating and Learning module, which describes how children think and learn. It includes exciting research on infant memory, early language development and the importance of play in learning. Click here to see the Table of Contents for this edition.

EC-module

International Introductory Edition

The International Introductory edition is an abridged version of the North American edition – synthesized and simplified for introductory level use. This sample page is from the Ecology of Childhood module, which examines the contexts of children’s experiences around the world. Consider children’s rights and what makes communities child-friendly. Click here to see the Table of Contents for this edition.

Prenatal Development Module

Explore the impact of the prenatal environment on fetal development and life-long health. Topics include: maternal health and nutrition, developmental origins of health and disease, prenatal stress and social supports.  Click here to see the Table of Contents for this edition.

Child Development Primer

The Child Development Primer is a backgrounder on the theories and the study of child development. It explores vital concepts related to working with young children, including the importance of observation, play and positive guidance. Click here to see the Table of Contents for this module. 

Introduction au développement de l’enfant

Cette introduction au développement de l’enfant est un document d’information traitant des théories et de l’étude du développement de l’enfant. Il explore les concepts essentiels liés au travail avec de jeunes enfants, notamment l’importance de l’observation, du jeu et de l’orientation positive. Cliquez ici pour voir la table des matières pour ce module.