ECEC 207 - Infant and Toddler Development and Respectful Programing

Course Details

Course Code:
  ECEC 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

Interaction Hours:  3

  • ECED 111 Field Placement III or permission of the instructor
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

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
  • Think critically
  • Think creatively
  • Record objectively
  • Document
  • Communicate clearly – orally and in writing
  • Synthesize information
  • Use the computer and appropriate program
  • Access community resources
  • Evaluate and assess primary resources
  • Observe and describe theory in action
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

Additional Comments:
Course is offered in two modalities - teleconference and online

Text Books:
  • Required - Gonzalez-Mena, J., and Widmeyer-Eyer, D., , 2008, Caregivers Companion (Mountain View Mayfield, CA). Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - Gonzalez-Mena, J., and Widmeyer-Eyer, D., , 2008, Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers (Mountain View Mayfield, CA). Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - Martin, S., 2008, She How They Grow (Toronto Canada). Chapters Covered: All