Early Childhood Interventions

During early childhood, children are constructing a broad overview of how their social world is constructed and where they fit in. Parents are a primary force in the early development of a child’s sense of self, which is instrumental in promoting cognitive, social, and emotion development.
Early Childhood Interventions
You work as an early childhood specialist with an at-risk population of children through Head Start. One of your job functions is to assess children for possible developmental learning delays. To do this, you have to understand how poor nutrition, exposure to infectious diseases, and lack of parental knowledge related to accessing services could interfere with the cognitive development of young children.
Using your knowledge of basic brain development and Piagetian theory, respond to the following questions.
According to Piaget, children ages two to seven are in the pre- operative stage of development. Using the scenario above, explain the importance of make-believe play and its uses in working with children. Create a plan for using play with 3-year-old clients that would allow you to assess cognitive development.How can you help parents alter their parenting practices to promote healthy academic and emotional functioning in their pre-school children? Explain your response using support from the Reading.Research child-raising practices of the culture of your choice and predict their psychosocial development (Erikson’s theory) based on your research. How does the principle of collectivism or individualism impact parenting practices in the culture you chose?