International Introductory Edition

International Introductory Edition

The International Introductory edition is an abridged version of the International edition and includes five modules: 

  • Brain Development
  • Coping & Competence
  • Communicating & Learning
  • The Ecology of Childhood
  • Developmental Health

These modules have been synthesized for introductory level use. The Introductory version is used by instructors, students, individuals and organizations who want a simplified, shorter version of the content in the International edition..

You may also choose to add the Child Development Primer onto your individual or projection license order for a discounted rate. The Primer is $49 when purchased on its own or $20 when purchased with an individual license. 

International Introductory Edition - Single User License

This option is for students and individual users who would like to access the International Introductory Edition for personal use. . This license includes:

  • Two-year single-user access to the living textbook hosted at with video streaming access to over 100 video clips.

Note: High-speed internet connection required for video streaming.



International Introductory Edition - Projection License

This option is for instructors, professors or presenters who would like to use the International Introductory Edition to enhance classes or as a training tool. This license includes:

  • Two year single user access to the living textbook hosted at with video streaming access to over 100 video clips.
  • A two year license to project the International Introductory Edition to others.

Special group/bookstore pricing

Groups of 20 or more can be set up with their own online access area. Group use includes a complimentary Projection License for faculty/instructor use. For costs and order information, click here

Pricing for using video clips for online teaching

Projection license holders - if you teach your own online course and want your students to have online access to some of the videos in the Science of Early Child Development resource, you can arrange to purchase hyperlinks for selected video clips. Up to 10 researcher videos or 5 child/program videos can be purchased for $350; additional clips are $30 per researcher video and $60 per child video.

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