ECED 207 - Curriculum 3 Infants and Toddlers

This course is intended to provide students an opportunity to explore and develop sensitive and respectful knowledge and skills related to working with infants and toddlers in group care settings.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks:  15


ECED 203A Development 3 Infant and Toddlers
ECEC 100 Curriculum 1
ECED 101 Principles and Practices
ECED 109A Practicum 1
ECTA 121 Interpersonal Communication

ECEC 201 Building Professional Family Partnerships


Non-Course Prerequisites: 


ECED 203A Development 3 Infant and Toddlers
ECED 215 Curriculum 4 Working with Children with Diverse Abilities
ECEC 203 Early Learning Framework

ECED 210 Practicum 5 Diverse Abilities or ECED 208 Practicum 4 Infants and Toddlers 


Course Content:

- Review of current accepted principles, concepts and theories of child development from a global perspective
- Issues in Infant/Toddler care: philosophy, goals, and quality
- The Infant/Toddler curriculum
- Encouraging attachment and trust
- Enjoying and appreciating sensory experiences
- Enhancing fine and gross motor development
- Encouraging cognitive development
- Encouraging language development
- Enhancing emotional well-being
- Enhancing social development
- Structuring the Infant/Toddler environment
- Collaborative partnerships with parents


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course students will be able to apply the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes as they pertain to working with children from birth to three years of age:

- Distinguish typical developmental sequences that occur in the first three years of life
- Demonstrate an awareness of the foundations of infant/toddler education
- Explain the importance of play in the young child's development
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate and respectful routines in the care for infants and toddlers
- Review techniques in working effectively with parents of infants and toddlers
- Illustrate how to evaluate infant/toddler settings
- 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.