The Importance of Biosocial Cognitive and Psychosocial Measures

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I. Introduction Klara, a 4 year old African-American female, has been attending the Child Development Center of College of San Mateo for 2 years. She is an only child and resides with both her mother and father in San Mateo. English is Klara’s primary language. The Child Development Center of College of San Mateo provides early care and educational programs for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old. Children are divided into classrooms with a “master” teacher, a “regular” teacher, and two or three “associate” teachers. Klara attended Classroom, “A,” a stimulating and well-resourced classroom. Klara was observed for two hours on Monday from 9 am to 11 am and for two hours on Wednesday from 9 am to 11 am. During these two hours, classroom activities consisted of “free time,” “story time,” and an outside “play time.” A “master” teacher, a “regular” teacher, and two “associate” teachers were present during observations. Additionally, a total of eighteen children were in attendance during the observed days. This case study will examine Klara’s biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial development. The Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP) was utilized to observe Klara’s development. A DRDP is an established tool used to advance the quality of early care and educational programs in California (DRDP). Each domain of the DRDP is analyzed by the measures of, “exploring,” “developing,” “building,” and, “integrating.” II. Biosocial Development Klara’s biosocial development is appropriate for her age. Gross motor development, balance, fine motor skills, personal care routines, and personal safety were reviewed in accordance to the DRDP. Gross motor development is the review of the child’s capability to move in a consistent man... ... middle of paper ... group often, their emotional regulation, empathy, social understanding, and relationships will progress and develop (Berger, pg. 295, 2012). V. Conclusion Klara is an active and wondrous individual. Her attentiveness toward activities, peers, and teachers convey her progression and growth towards the appropriate measures for her age. By completing this case study, the importance of biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial measures is articulated for the apt development of the child and the overall advancement of the early childhood center. References Berger, K. S. (2012). The developing person: through childhood and adolescence. (9th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers. California Department of Education. (2010). Desired Results Developmental Profile Preschool. Retrieved May 8, 2014, from:

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