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ECED 207 - Curriculum 3 Infants and Toddlers
Course Details

Course Code: 
ECED 207

Credits:  3

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

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

This course is offered online:  Yes

  • 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 Pre-Requisites:  None

  • 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
Rearticulation Submission:  No

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%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 85 %
  • Participation: 15 %
Number of Assignments:  5

Nature of Participation:
  • In both the teleconference and online versions of the course students will be required to participate in weekly discussion topics
Writing Assignments:
  • Note students are encouraged to submit work in a variety of ways - written/ oral presentations/ media / creatively as they pertain to the specific assignment criteria .
  • The five course assignments will be drawn from choices from 3 categories (a) mandatory (b) academic and (c) experiential.
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Text Books:
  • Required - Gonzalez-Mena, J. and Widmeyer-Eyer, D., 2008, Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers (Mountain View, Mayfield CA). Chapters Covered: All
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