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Lesson Module 1: Prenatal Parenting: From Beginning to Birth

Reviews issues in the transition to parenthood and discusses how to create a healthy prenatal environment for children.

Lesson Module 2: Brain Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

Outlines the importance of brain development in a child's early years and suggests brain-building practices for parents and others.

Lesson Module 3: Attachment in Infancy and Early Childhood

Addresses types of attachment relationships in young children and strategies for building parent-child attachments.

Lesson Module 4: From Muscles to Motor Skills: Understanding and Enhancing Young Children's Physical Development

Focuses on physical development in children and how parents can enhance children's physical growth and skills.

Lesson Module 5: Young Children and Emotional Intelligence

Reviews the topic of emotional intelligence and introduces strategies for fostering emotional intelligence.

Lesson Module 6: Assisting Your Child's Social Development

Discusses social development in children and how parents can assist children with relationships.

Lesson Module 7: Selecting a Quality Child Care Environment

Reviews types of child care, components of a quality child care environment, and how to evaluate child care quality.

Lesson Module 8: The Magic of Reading with Young Children

Outlines the value of reading, practical guidelines for reading, and selection of reading materials for young children.

Lesson Module 9: Play's the Thing!  Young Children and the Importance of Play

Addresses the stages and purposes of play, how adults can enhance children's play, and skills and qualities learned by children in play.

Lesson Module 10: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention for Young Children

Focuses on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention for young children and guidelines for parents.

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