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The growth and development of a child are affected by three distinct factors: environmental factors, biological factors and interpersonal relationships. Focusing on these three factors can help ensure the healthy growth ... More »

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Child development refers to the processes a human child must undergo in order to move from being a dependent baby, to an independent adult. These processes are physical, psychological, emotional and biological. More »

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There are four parts to the theory of cognitive development postulated by biologist Jean Piaget regarding the mental and psychological development of children. The stages are the schema, assimilation, accommodation and e... More »

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