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Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Group Care

Course Number: ECE 175B
Transcript Title: I/Tod Care-Group Care
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 group care including: routines, quality, staff relations, environments and welcoming children and families into care. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Recognize elements of quality group care for infants and toddlers.
  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)

Students will acquire skills and abilities relating to:

  • The importance of routine.
  • The powerful influence of environments on infants and toddlers.
  • Magda Gerber’s approach to professional infant and toddler care.
  • Meeting the intimacy needs of infants and toddlers in groups.
  • Staff relations in infant and toddler environments.
  • Quality indicators.

Department Notes

This class is the second 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. The PITC website provides extensive information on the program goals and philosophy.