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U114: Childhood Development: Preschool to Elementary School Age

Course Description

Participants of this course will learn about the cognitive, social, and brain development of preschool and elementary-aged children as well as how to establish environments that are conducive to learning.

The first in a three-part series, the course aims to give instructors a deeper comprehension of how children's brains, cognitive abilities, and social skills develop. Understanding how a child grows can help educators design learning settings that are better suited to their needs, giving kids a more enjoyable and healthy learning experience that will help them acquire the skills being taught.

This online course will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. Note: participants are encouraged to take their time in completing this course rather than attempting to complete it in a single learning session. Instead, they should approach the learning over days or weeks and gradually review the content and concepts.

Fees & Policies

  • $15 for USA Gymnastics Members:
    Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Owner/Managing Director, Judge, Meet Director, Volunteer, Athlete (age 16 and older)
  • $25 for Non-Members (note: certificates are unavailable to Non-Members)
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  • Course fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another individual.
  • Course registrants must be a minimum of 16 years old.
  • Participants will have access to the course for two year after registration and may access the course as often as they wish during that period. The course must be completed during this time or re-registration and payment is required.
  • To print course certificates, individuals must have an active USA Gymnastics membership (Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Judge, Owner/Managing Director, or Athlete).

This is an online course!

Online courses are a great way to complete courses on your own time and on your own schedule.


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