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The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child development have changed the way that parents raise their children…
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Play: A Vygotskian Approach
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Theories Of Development I
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The Montessori Method
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Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
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Attachment in Practice
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