Week 2 Assignment: Analyze Childhood Development Theories Activity Description Developmental and learning theories of the twentieth century form the cornerstone of our knowledge about children. What we know about how children grow, learn, and adapt to the world around them is critical in our quest for greater understanding of the children we serve. Learning about these theories enables us to formulate our own philosophies of education. For this assignment, you have read Chapter 3 in your text and reflected on cognitive and language development and social and emotional development. It was clearly stated that a theory of child development is a belief system about how and why children grow, learn, and behave as they do. The use of theories is very practical and can guide adults in making decisions about teaching and caring for children. Incorporate the following into your paper: • Identify five prominent child development theories. • Present what you consider to be the critical concepts and strategies of each • Explain how the theories apply to the classroom setting. Support your paper with three scholarly references from peer-reviewed journals published in the past 7 years. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included. Length: 5-7 pages Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to the Northcentral Academic Integrity policy.