PARED 021 Parent and Infant Lab II • 3 Cr.


Provides education and personal exploration opportunities for parenting the young child ages newborn through two years old. Students will explore the cognitive, emotional, social and physical development of the young child through research based information, discussion, and observation. Students will observe and practice models of child guidance practices and techniques in the laboratory classrooms.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the implications of infant and toddler brain research for each student's own child.
  • Implement realistic expectations regarding children’s behavior based on developmental level.
  • Support the child’s play and learning opportunities through child-directed interaction with the parent in an appropriate environment.
  • Implement reasonable expectations regarding eating, sleeping, toilet training and other related aspects of a child’s life.
  • Identify and develop supportive strategies to work with the unique temperamental characteristics of the child.