Developmental Trends 201

This module was revised in 2016 to incorporate social-emotional learning, character building and Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California as part of CalSAC's work with the Expanded Learning 360/365 project.

During this training, participants will deepen their understanding of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental trends and how to determine whether activities are developmentally appropriate for different age groups.

In this training participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of developmental trends
  • Learn how to determine whether activities are age-appropriate

Content Overview: 

Handprint Wreath

Participants will begin to think about developmentally appropriate activities through this hands-on activity. This activity will open the discussion of developmentally appropriate programming.

Age-Appropriate?

Participants will discuss the meaning of the term ‘Age-Appropriate’ and assess a variety of activities for different age groups.

Deliberate Engagement

Participants will form small groups and work to determine several activities suitable for each age group and then share those activities with the entire group. 

Training Length: 2 hours