The first scientific studies on child development date back to 1774 in the world and until the 15th century in our country. The first education on child development starts with the family and then continues in the relevant institutions. In this case, educational institutions come into play, providing an environment where children can create their environment with their peers and experience their development most healthily and naturally.
Department of Child Development; A person who gives information about which knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors related to child development and education will be gained to children and young people at which age level, who supports all the development of the child (physical, psychomotor, mental, language, social and emotional), plans, implements, giving importance to relationships and empathy, having knowledge about child health and diseases, helping the development and adaptation of children in need of special education; Drama is a branch of science that performs basic physical education movements, music studies, art, and mother tongue activities, and applies the techniques of recognizing children.
Early childhood years (pre-school education) is the period when the child’s development is the fastest. Due to women’s involvement in working life and the increasing understanding of the importance of pre-school education, the field has developed rapidly, which has increased the demand for pre-school education institutions. The need for qualified and well-trained personnel to work in these institutions is gaining importance day by day.
Since in 2014, the Biruni University Faculty of Health Sciences Child Development Department was established with a contemporary approach based on current scientific developments. The purpose of the program; It can evaluate the mental, language, motor, social, emotional development, and self-care skills of children between the ages of 0-18 with normal development, disability, need of protection, working, refugee, delinquent, and hospitalized children, and to support all development and skill areas. is to train child development specialists who provide services to educators and society. The training program is prepared for 4 years. Students enter the department with a TM-3 score from the post-secondary Undergraduate Placement Exam. The training program includes professional lectures, research methods, seminars, and clinical studies. Those who graduate from the Child Development Department will graduate with the title of “Child Development”.