Social skills development in Early Childhood : Social Development

Social skills development in Early Childhood

Healthy communities are catalysts for personal health and economic success. Creating healthy communities by transforming disadvantaged ones, is an enormous challenge. Possible solutions are myriad. Or so it seems. Thanks to developmental, social, and economic science, we know more than many think about how to effect change. We can apply what we know for the public good. The most effective strategies for building healthy communities are based on a causal framework that shows how family, community and institutions matter, how they create health, and where and when interventions in the life cycle of human development are most effective.

The most important step in developing sound policies and practices is to move past correlations to understand causal mechanisms. For example, it is often noted that more education leads to better health. Taken at face value, that looks to be the case. Yet, do we really know if education alone is the catalyst for better health, or might there be other, earlier factors, in the developmental lifecycle—for example, prenatal health, family environments, or early childhood development that promotes the education that is positively associated with health outcomes and that also have independent effects on health.

Determining causal mechanisms is important because relying on correlations often leads to poor decisions. One famous example is taken from the Russian peasants in the 19th century. Some peasants noticed that a lot of doctors were present when epidemics spread through the community. They concluded that their health depended on rising up and killing the doctors.2 We laugh at this type of causal reasoning today, but we are something like Russian peasants in addressing our own vexing problems. Consider our current debate over the causes of obesity. Some blame corn syrup, others carbohydrates, others fat, others processed food, others food deserts, and still others total caloric intake. Some of this analysis is scientific, but most is guilt by association. As a result, food is rapidly becoming part of a culture war. Without hard causal analyses grounded in data, we are at the whim of speculation in making policy.

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by rockhopper

Strong academic preparation; continuing research in the Early Childhood Education and general educational fields after completing M.A. in Educational Psychology
Experienced in teaching infants through senior citizens
Highly motivated; currently learning server and programming under Linux and conducting social anthropological and epistemological research with infants.
M.A. Educational Psychology University of -- GPA 3.85
B.A. Social Science -- 1998
Qualification Profile
Related qualifying skills and practicum include the following:
Selected Masters level coursework:
Child Development Cognition and Instruction
Research for Teachers Social Psychology of Learning
Child Study and Observation Developmentally Appropriate Practice I & II
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by LyknScribe

Christina B. Starcher
390 Archibald Road • Concord, NC 28025 • (704) 701-1555 •
To obtain a position that will enable me to utilize my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with children and peers.
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Pitts Baptist CDC, Concord, NC - February 2007 - Present
• Lead Teacher - School Age - After School, Summer Programs
• Lead Teacher - Mother’s Morning Out - 3 - 5 Year Olds
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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
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Their aim is to lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child. The focus is to reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school drop-out.