Week 1 Assignment

Santrock, J. W. (2016). Essentials of life span development (4th ed.). New York, NY:
McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-786193-3.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5.

Complete the following assignment (This should be in APA 6th ed. format and include scholarly references within the last 5 years. Be sure to include a cover and reference page(s) and submit via Moodle). Do not add an abstract for this assignment and do not copy and paste the instructions in this assignment into the body of your paper.

First, using research articles and your textbook, identify how the brain develops during the first year of life. Explain how experiences influence brain development.

Second, develop a child-care program for infants that would facilitate infant brain/perceptual development.

The child-care program should be based on suggestions from current research that would enhance infants development. For example, you will want to consider what toys would be appropriate for infants of different ages and decide how you would decorate the setting.