Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Group Care

Course Number: ECE 175B
Transcript Title: I/Tod Care-Group Care
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 group care including: routines, quality, staff relations, environments and welcoming children and families into care. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

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

  • The importance of routine.
  • The powerful influence of environments on infants and toddlers.
  • Magda Gerber’s approach to professional infant and toddler care.
  • Meeting the intimacy needs of infants and toddlers in groups.
  • Staff relations in infant and toddler environments.
  • Quality indicators.

Department Notes

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