Part I: OVERVIEW OF THE YOUNG CHILD: BIRTH THROUGH AGE EIGHT. 1. Studying the Young Child. Part II: LEARNING: BIRTH THROUGH AGE EIGHT. 2. How Play, Technology and Digital Media, and Disabilities Affect Learning. 3. Factors Affecting Learning. Part III: PRENATAL AND INFANCY PERIODS. 4. Prenatal Period, Birth, and the First Two Weeks. 5. Infancy: Theory, Environment, Health, and Motor Development. 6. Infant Cognitive and Affective Development. Section IV: THE TODDLER: DEVELOPING TOWARD INDEPENDENCE. 7. The Toddler: Autonomy and Development. Part V: THE PREKINDERGARTNER/KINDERGARTNER: AGES THREE THROUGH SIX. 8. Physical and Motor Development. 9. The Cognitive System, Concept Development, and Intelligence. 10. Oral and Written Language Development. 11. How Adults Enrich Language and Concept Development. 12. Affective Development. 13. How Adults Support Affective Development. Part VI: THE PRIMARY CHILD: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AGES SIX THROUGH EIGHT. 14. Preschool To Primary: Bridging the Gap into the Primary Grades. 15. Primary Grade Child Development.
Rosalind Charlesworth is professor emerita and retired department chair in the Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Dr Charlesworth's career in early childhood education has included experiences with both typical and atypical young children in laboratory schools, public schools and day care and through research in social and cognitive development and behaviour.