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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.

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.