Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Group Care
Course Number: ECE 175B
Transcript Title: I/Tod Care-Group Care
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: February 16, 2015
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
Covers group care including: routines, quality, staff relations, environments and welcoming children and families into care. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize elements of quality group care for infants and toddlers.
- Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.
- Articulate the importance of respecting cultural and familial practices in caring for infants and toddlers.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment may include: participation in class and small group activities, written observations, assignments, reflective journal
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include: class discussions, small group activities, observations of early education classrooms, written assignments, reflective journals
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Course Content includes:
- 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.
This class is the second in a four-course series on Infant and Toddler Caregiving.