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Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Family/Provider Relationships

Course Number: ECE 175D
Transcript Title: I/Tod Care-Family Rela
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: January 15, 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 family/provider relationships including: establishing partnerships with parents, listening and responding to families needs, supporting culturally diverse families, culturally sensitive care, conducting business and handling difficult issues. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate the importance of respecting cultural and familial practices in caring for infants and toddlers.
  2. Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.
  3. Recognize elements of quality group care 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:

  • Ten keys to culturally sensitive care.
  • Providing the base for family support.
  • Understanding the normal behaviors and needs of parents of infants in care.
  • Parent-staff communication.

Department Notes

This class is the fourth in a four-course series on Infant and Toddler Caregiving.