Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Learning & Development

Course Number: ECE 175A
Transcript Title: I/Tod Care-Learning/Develop
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2019
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
Repeats available for credit: 0

Course Description

Covers growth and development: physical, cognitive, and language; ages of infancy and facilitating learning. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Recognize developmental milestones for infants and toddlers and the environments that support development..
  2. Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.
  3. Articulate an understanding of respecting cultural and familial practice in caring for infants and toddlers.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:  participation in class and small group activities, written observations, assignments, reflective journal

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course content includes:
  • Different stages of development
  • Development of communication and language
  • Naturally occurring activities.
  • Communicating with Infants and Toddlers.
  • Facilitating learning and development.

Department Notes

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