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Child Psychology

Whether you are a concerned parent or want to learn more about a child psychology career, Stratford’s course can help you gain valuable information.

Our comprehensive Child Psychology course covers the biological and cognitive development of children from birth through adolescence. It is designed for students to gain a deeper understanding of the complex mix of factors that influence the way children develop and the choices they make.

Everything you need to complete your course is provided in our all-inclusive tuition. Get started with just a low down payment.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor,employment of child care workers is projected to grow 5% in coming years.*
History, Theories, and Methods in Child Development Studies
• What is Child Development?
• Theories of Child Development
• Studies in Child Development
• Influence of Heredity on Development
• Nature versus Nurture
• Conception
• Stages of Prenatal Development
• Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development

Birth and the Newborn Baby
• Stages and Methods of Childbirth
• Postpartum Period
• Characteristics of Neonates
• Physical Development in Infancy
• Motor and Sensory Development
• Cognitive Development
• Language Development
• Social and Emotional Development
• Attachment
• Personality Development

Early and Middle Childhood
• Physical Development
• Growth Patterns and Motor Development
• Nutrition, Health and Illness
• Sleep and Elimination Disorders
• Factors in Cognitive Development
• Theory of the Mind
• Development of Memory
• Language Development
• Social Influences on Development
• Social Behaviors
• Personality and Emotional Development
• Gender Roles and Sex Differences
• Children with Disabilities

Middle Childhood to Adolescence
• Concrete-Operational Stage
• Moral Development
• Information Processing
• Intellectual Development, Creativity and Achievement
• Language Development and Literacy
• Theories of Social and Emotional Development
• Influence of Family, Peers and School
• Social and Emotional Problems
• Puberty
• Health and Sexuality
• Development of Identity and Self-Concept
• Delinquency and Suicide
• Emerging Adulthood
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
Will your program prepare me for a child psychology career?
Stratford’s comprehensive Child Psychology program covers child development from infancy through adolescence. Each module carefully examines the intricate and important stages of child development. The course is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of both the mental and physical stages of child growth and development and be able to apply this knowledge in a variety of environments.

Who should take this course?
Stratford’s Child Psychology course can be beneficial to parents, teachers, child care workers, family members, or anyone who works with children.
Child Psychology Course

“I could not have asked for a better experience. I choose SCI because of the convenience of doing the course on my own time instead of in a classroom which would disrupt working hours. I would definitely recommend SCI to friends and family in a heartbeat.”

Hyacinth G.

"I am the director of an after-school program at an elementary school. The Child Psychology program has helped me be a better director and have a better understanding of the needs of the children and parents and how to better assist them."

Katherine V.