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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.

Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes

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.