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ECED 203A - Development 3 Infants and Toddlers
Course Details

Course Code:
  ECED 203A

Credits:  3

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

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

  • Total Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours: 45
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  Yes

  • ECED 101 Principles and Practices
  • or permission of instructor
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

  • 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
Rearticulation Submission:  No

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%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 80 %
  • Participation: 20 %
Number of Assignments:  5

Nature of Participation:     
  • Online / teleconference discussions
Writing Assignments:
  • Mandatory Paper- Child study of an Infant or toddler - 20 points
  • Mandatory Course Reflection - 10 points (may be presented orally/written/creatively)
  • Experiential Choices include Observation of Sleeping Child (15 points)
  • Childbirth Interview (15 points) Observation of Infant Assessment Session (20 points)
  • Create a toy with write up on developmental possibilities (20 points)
  • Academic Choices include: Paper discussion, personal interests in infant toddler research (20 points) Review and report on current infant toddler research (15 points) Crossword Puzzle ( 20 points)
  • Opinion paper based on 3 chapter "questions for thought" (20 points )
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Text Books:
  • Required - Martin, S., Berke, J., 2007, See How They Grow (American Edition) (Thomson Delmar). Chapters Covered: All
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