The Role of Cognitive Development in Building General Knowledge


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The Role of Cognitive Development in Building General Knowledge

Asynchronous (Self Pace)
Core Competency:
Development and Learning
Credit Hours:
2 clock hour


Learning Outcome

The purpose of this training is to explore the major theories of cognitive development, the stages of cognitive development, the factors that influence cognitive development, and strategies for enhancing cognitive development. This training is about how children develop their cognitive abilities and provide guidance for early childhood professionals on how to promote healthy cognitive development in children.

  1. Explain how attention, memory, perception, language, and reasoning are interrelated in cognitive development.
  2. Identify cognitive development milestones and use them to monitor and assess children’s progress.
  3. Identify factors that influence cognitive development and develop strategies to promote cognitive development in young children.
  4. Integrate cognitive development into lesson plans and activities for math, social studies, science, and creative development.
  5. Implement age-appropriate activities to promote cognitive development for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

It is recommended that participants take notes as they go through the course content. Materials needed include:

  • Writing Paper
  • A pen or pencil
There is no prerequisite for this training course.
  • While tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices may allow for some completion of coursework, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas. Please ensure you have access to a desktop or laptop to complete coursework.
  • Must have internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.
  • A graphical browser is required, such as, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
  • Participants must have an E-mail account that is accessible because after a participant enrolls in this course, all e-mails regarding this course will be sent to the e-mail on record.
This is a certificate program. Upon completion participants will earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units (CEU).
Criteria to Earn Credit
To receive credit for completing this course, participants should read all material, take notes, and complete all the required assignments. There is a final assessment at the end of this course. Participants will have two attempts to take the final assessment and must pass with a 70% or higher to earn credit. Please note there will be no extra attempts to retake the final assessment. Once you have started the final assessment, complete it without interruption. If you cannot pass the final assessment with a 70% or higher, we encourage you to consider taking another course that meets your requirements.


Name: Octavia Dixon
Phone: (770) 347 – 7030