Exploring Factors That Influence Child Development
Child Development Research Factors That Influence Child Development
Many factors influence child development: heredity, family, and community. Children's early experiences will affect them now and in the future. Children must have their basic needs met, feel safe, and feel valued in order to develop and learn.
A variety of factors influence child development
Over the years, a number of different models have emerged which attempt to explain the interaction of factors that influence child development. To date, Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system of human development (1979) is the most widely used models in both public health and child developement. This system evolved to represent the interconnectedness of biological and social environments.