EDUC 153 - Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Planning
Introduces the theory and practice of caring for infants and toddlers in a group setting. Topics include the significance of the early years; learning and development of infants and toddlers; socio-physical environment of group care setting; appropriate activities and interactions; and health, safety, and nutritional needs of infants and toddlers. Upon completion of this course, the student meets the coursework requirement for the position of infant/toddler senior staff in a child care center. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly ED 123.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Outline the major milestones of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development from birth to age three.
- Explain the major theories and new research conclusions of infant/toddler development and learning.
- Describe appropriate caregiver behavior in response to temperaments, needs, and interest of infants/toddlers.
- List the health, safety, and nutritional needs of infants/toddlers and identify appropriate practice for meeting their needs.
- Organize appropriate learning environment for infants/toddlers such as physical setting, routines, materials.
- Demonstrate appropriate interaction skills for working with infants/toddlers
- Write and implement activity plans.
- Identify community resources to assess infants/toddlers/ special needs and to support parents.
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