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Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Learning & Development

Course Number: ECE 175A
Transcript Title: I/Tod Care-Learning/Develop
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit

Course Description

Covers growth and development: physical, cognitive, and language; ages of infancy and facilitating learning. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Recognize developmental milestones for infants and toddlers and the environments that support development.
  2. Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
  • Complete written observations.
  • Complete reflective journal.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Different stages of development
  • Six major life discoveries in the first three years.
  • Development of communication and language
  • Naturally occurring activities.
  • Communicating with Infants and Toddlers.
  • Facilitating learning and development.

Department Notes

This class is the first in a four-course series on Infant and Toddler Caregiving. The courses were developed as The Program For Infant/Toddler Caregivers by the California Department of Education and WestEd/Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development.