Developmental Milestones: Activities and Safety
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College SA Short Course Certificate in Developmental Milestones: Activities and Safety

The course covers the developmental milestones and related safety concerns for each developmental stage from birth to five years. The course gives practical advice on age appropriate games, toys and activities as well as particular safety concerns for each developmental stage.

 

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How exciting is it to see them going from tiny beings who can’t even hold their heads up to big boys and girls that can feed and dress themselves?

Each stage of a child’s development is so exciting and parents often can’t wait to see the next thing their child will be able to do on their own. Most of these developments will happen naturally but this course teaches parents and care givers how to take good care of children and what to expect at each stage. Expecting too much too soon may result in children being placed in situations that their bodies and minds cannot handle yet. The course teaches you what toys and games will help children develop at different stages and how adults can be of assistance. Please go through the topics below and see some of the content we cover in this course.

 

Course Structure

Please click on each subject title to see the topics covered.

 

Section 1: The infant (birth to one year)

Birth to six months:

For first time parents or caregivers there are certain things that come as a surprise. Things that no one ever taught a baby but somehow they seem to know how to do. Like feeding, for instance. Babies just naturally know how to suck and it’s amazing. This topic will teach you what your child will probably be able to do from day 1 and what they will learn as they grow up to 6 months. You will be taught what to do to encourage them to discover new things that they can do and how to assist them so that they do not hurt themselves and what not to do because if you try new things too early it will not be good for the baby. Your study guide will give you a list of terms that you will find throughout the course and also out there when you read about babies. This will help you understand whatever else you come across that you might want to use to gain knowledge about understanding children. Here is a list of topics that are covered in this module:

 

  • Sensory and emotional development

  • Fine motor and visual development

  • Gross motor development

  • Communication and auditory development

  • Feeding, oral-facial development and self-help skills

  • Overview of the developmental milestones

 

Six months to one year:

This is a continuation of the different stages that you learn in the module above. At this age children are still young and still being introduced to a lot of new foods and toys. You are taught how to assist them with their development;

  • Sensory and emotional development

  • Fine motor and visual development

  • Gross motor development

  • Communication and auditory development

  • Feeding, oral-facial development and self-help skills

  • Age appropriate games, toys, activities and books (birth to one year)

  • Safety concerns (birth to one year)

  • Overview of the developmental milestones

 

Section 2: The young toddler (1 – 2 years)

This is a stage when babies start to talk and walk and this is when parents and caregivers need to be more diligent in making sure babies do not put themselves in dangerous situations. You learn about what to expect and how to deal with it: Below are the topics covered;

  • Sensory and emotional development

  • Fine motor and visual development

  • Gross motor development

  • Communication and auditory development

  • Feeding, oral-facial development and self-help skills

  • Age appropriate games, toys, activities and books

  • Safety for the young toddler

  • Overview of the developmental milestones

 

Section 3: The older toddler (2 – 3 years)

Same topics as above are covered in this section but for an older child;

  • Sensory and emotional development

  • Fine motor and visual development

  • Gross motor development

  • Communication and auditory development

  • Feeding, oral-facial development and self-help skills

  • Safety for the older toddler

  • Age appropriate games, toys, activities and books

  • Overview of the developmental milestones

 

Section 4: The pre-schooler (3 – 5 years)

This is the final topic that you will cover and it also covers the same topics as before concerning a child’s development. After this you should be able to know what to expect. You will also get suggestions on books you can use with your baby.

  • Sensory and emotional development

  • Fine motor and visual development

  • Gross motor development

  • Communication and auditory development

  • Feeding, oral-facial development and self-help skills

  • Safety for the pre-schooler

  • Age appropriate games, toys, activities and books

  • Overview of the developmental milestones

 

College SA Welcome Pack

 

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In addition to the course material that will be delivered to you, you will also receive a complimentary Welcome Pack.

 

This is a handy book containing useful information such as study tips, effective ways to manage your time, how to set goals for yourself, as well as exam preparation tips. The welcome pack also contains important information and documents that you will need for things such as applying for an extension or study break, and requesting your Subject Certificates and Course Certification.

 

Kit Items

At College SA we want you to make the best of the course you decide to study. We will therefore also provide you with a kit in accordance to your elective. The purpose of a kit is to serve as a Starter Kit to get you started on your studies and to assist you with the practical side of the course and your future endeavours.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: All Kit Items are subject to availability. If the item displayed is not available, College SA pledges to replace it with a Kit Item of similar or greater value.

 

Useful Information:

Course

College SA Short Course Certificate in Developmental Milestones : Activities and Safety

School

Child Care Studies

Programme Type

College SA Short Course Certificate programme

Partner Institute

Not Applicable

Award Type

College SA Short Course Certificate

Award Issued by

College SA

Accredited by

Not Applicable

SAQA ID

Not Applicable

NQF Level

Not Applicable

Course Duration

3 - 6 Months

Entrance Criteria

Grade 10 , Leaners must be at least 16 years of age AND The ability to read and write in English

 

Assessment and Award:

You will need to submit a Portfolio of Evidence and an assignment, which will be used to determine competency. Once you have successfully completed the Portfolio of Evidence, you will be awarded with a College SA Short Course Certificate in Developmental Milestones : Activities and Safety.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Where are the Classes?

 

College SA is a home study college. This means that you do not have to go to class. You study at home, on the train, at work, after hours, on your lunch break, or over weekends! This means that you save a lot of costs that classroom students have to pay. Things like travel costs and accommodation are expensive for classroom students. Obviously it is also safer to study in your own home. It also means that you can work while you study, so you can earn a salary and get your qualification at the same time.

 

Do I get study material from the College?

 

College SA includes all your books, course items and study material with your course. So unlike other colleges, we shall not give you a list of books to buy. Once you have paid, you are entitled to receive all the study material you need from us. In some cases there might be recommended reading materials which the college does not provide. But this will only be materials that are not essentials to passing your course.

 

What is the cost of the study material?

 

Your study material is included in your course fees, so the college does not charge you for study material.

 

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