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Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Social-Emotional Growth

Course Number: ECE 175C
Transcript Title: I/Tod Care-Soc/Emotional
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 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

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

  1. Recognize the development of attachment and typical, temperamental characteristics.
  2. Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of respecting cultural and familiar practices in infant toddler care.

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:

  • 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.