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Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Socia/-Emotional Growth

Course Number: ECE 175C
Transcript Title: I/Tod Care-Soc/Emotional
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 social-emotional growth and socialization including: development, temperament, responsible care, guidance and discipline, and supporting the needs of infants and toddlers. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Recognize the development of attachment and typical, temperamental characteristics. 
  2. Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will acquire skills and abilities relating to:

  • Infant and toddler attachment (attachment development, separation).
  • Temperamental styles.
  • The importance of responsive caregiving.
  • Nurturing the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers.
  • Guidance techniques.

Department Notes

This class is the third 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.