To prepare for this discussion, read the Week One Instructor Guidance.From theory to practice provides an overview of the main theories relevant to child development. Remember that the topic of child development can be applied to multiple disciplines – from play therapists, to educators, to social workers. Theorists such as Freud, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson, have been studying child development for decades. These notable figures have contributed significantly to the study of child development. Understanding the basic theoretical tenants will deepen your professional knowledge of how young children develop and how that relates to your work with children.
Initial Post –Reference two scholarly resources in addition to the textbook to support your explanations and evaluations for the prompts that follow: