Cognitive Development and Learning in Young Children
Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD
In early childhood programs, some children learn the pre-academic skills we teach; some children do not. Some children are able to wait their turn; others respond impulsively. What child factors account for such differences in performance?
To learn the skills and concepts presented in the classroom, children must pay attention, register and assign meaning to information they see and hear, and store information in memory. The transition from infancy to early childhood is associated with increased proficiency in tasks requiring attention, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, all of which help to predict rate of learning.
This one-hour webinar will describe cognitive development in young children. The presenter will use sample data to demonstrate the relationship between cognitive abilities and learning.
Date: Aug 23, 2016 - Time: 01:00 PM EST