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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: 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 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

Students will:

  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.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will:

  • Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
  • Complete written observations.
  • Complete reflective journal.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will acquire skills and abilities relating to:

  • 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. 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.