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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: 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

Course Description

Covers group care including: routines, quality, staff relations, environments and welcoming children and families into care. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize elements of quality group care for infants and toddlers.
  2. Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.
  3. 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.

Department Notes

This class is the second in a four-course series on Infant and Toddler Caregiving.