ECED& 132 Nurturing Care-Infants and Toddlers • 3 Cr.
Examine the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Study the role of the caregiver, relationships with families, developmentally appropriate practices, nurturing environments for infants and toddlers, and culturally relevant care. Previously ECED 180. Either ECED 180 or ECED& 132 may be taken for credit, but not both.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe developmental milestones from birth to 36 months articulating the influences of individual development, temperament and cultural norms.
- Develop a plan to create reciprocal, culturally sensitive partnerships with families.
- Describe state infant/toddler child care regulations and procedures related to group size, health, nutrition, and safety.
- Describe guidance techniques that are appropriate and effective with infants and toddlers.
- Create and critique infant and toddler early learning environments.
- Construct a plan for developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant curriculum that supports language, physical, cognitive, creative, social, and emotional development.
- Identify resources supporting infant/toddler programs and infant/toddler specialists.