ECED 203A - Development 3 Infants and Toddlers

This course is intended to explore and develop knowledge related to human development from prenatal to 3 years of age in a chronological sequence.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks:  15


ECED 101 Principles and Practices

OR permission of instructor


Non-Course Prerequisites: 


ECED 207 Curriculum 3 Infants and Toddlers
ECED 215 Curriculum 4 Working with Children with Diverse Abilities
ECEC 203 Early Learning Framework
ECED 210 Practicum 5 Diverse Abilities

and/or ECED 208 Practicum 4 Infants and Toddlers


Course Content:
- Current accepted Principles and Concepts of Child Development
- Current accepted Theories of Child Development from a western and non western viewpoint
- Before Birth: Development We Can't Always See
- Childbirth and the Newborn
- The First Two Months: Activity and Rest
- Two to Five Months: The First Big Transitions
- Six to Nine Months: The Adventurous Months
- Ten to Twelve Months: Me and Them
- Twelve to Eighteen Months: Actions and Words
- Eighteen to Twenty Four Months: The Power of Thinking

- Twenty four to Thirty Six Months: The Bridging Months


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion student will be able to:
- Identify and define stages of early development (prenatal - three years) including the factors/concerns which affect development at all stages
- Discuss current research and theory related to prenatal, birth, post natal, perinatal, infant and toddler development, and brain research
- Demonstrate how to apply the Dynamic systems theory of development in preparing the environment of infant/toddler programmes
- Explain the significance of early detection of diverse abilities
- Reflect and maintain a professional and collegial attitude for class participation and assignment work


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.