EED110 Child Development: The Early Years (8)

In this subject students will use the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), with specific reference to the five learning outcomes for children from birth to 5 years, and apply these through the lens of child development. The subject includes examination of prenatal, brain, physical, cognitive, language, psychosocial, and moral development, in infants, toddlers and pre-school children. Theories of development, current research, methods of observation, recording, and reporting, and experiences with children will be used to extend understanding of children’s growth and development and demonstrate knowledge

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to consider how developmental aspects (attachment, trust, relationships (family, peer, carer), and moral development) are observed in young children;
  • be able to reflect on how in practice, children connect with others through language, their own sensory and perceptual development, and experiences in their environment;
  • understands how cognitive and physical development contribute to a child's physical health, feelings of happiness, resilience, self-help, and successful social functioning;
  • understand how to best support and encourage a child to explore, experiment, collaborate, and problem solve in an active learning environment;
  • understand the various ways that infants, toddlers, and young children communicate including gestures, sounds, language, and assisted communication; and through a range of modes such as music, movement, visual arts, media and drama, talking, listening, viewing, reading, and writing;
  • understand the biological foundations of childhood including genetics and prenatal development, students will consider the impact these aspects have on the development of a child.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Biological foundations - prenatal development and genetics
  • Major developmental theories
  • Early speech and language development
  • Attachment, temperament, identity and security
  • Cognitive development
  • Psychosocial development
  • Family, peer, and carer influences
  • Methods of observation, recording, and documentation
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.