Course Description

Childcare – The Emotional Life of the Child

Waterford College of Further Education

Course Description:

This course will appeal to anybody interested in childhood as well as those with an interest in psychology, psychotherapy, social studies and childcare. This course will offer participants an opportunity to consider the significance of childhood and the challenges presented to children as they develop. Drawing on the work of psychological and psychoanalytic theorists, the course will focus primarily on how children deal with their immediate environments and will explore how significant relationships come to shape a child’s emotional life and emerging personality.

Course Content:
• The psychology of child development
• Common perceptions of childhood
• The early experiences of the infant
• Psychoanalytic theories of the child
• Freud and rivalry in children
• Donald Winnicott on the mother-baby dyad
• John Bowlby on attachment

College Name Waterford College of Further Education
Course Category Childcare, Education
Course Location Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland
Course Start Date 4th October 2017
Course End Date 13th December 2017
Course Fee 150
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times Wednesday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm
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Course Provider

Waterford College of Further Education

051 870136
Admissions Office, Waterford city Ireland, Waterford, Republic of Ireland

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