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
Covers group care including: routines, quality, staff relations, environments and welcoming children and families into care. Audit available.
- Recognize elements of quality group care for infants and toddlers.
- 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.
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.