ECED 203A - Development 3 Infant and Toddlers

This course examines theories and concepts of development, and in all developmental domains from the prenatal period to three years of age. The interrelatedness between cultural influences and development will also be examined.        


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


HDEC 100, HDEC 101, HDEC 104


Non-Course Prerequisites: 
Criminal Record Check Schedule B works with “children” or works with “children and vulnerable adults." Admission to the Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma Program or Education Assistant Program or Human Services Advanced Professional Development Program. 




Course Content:
- Developmental Domains
- Prenatal Development
- Birth and the Newborn
- Physical Development
- Perceptual and Cognitive Development
- Speech and Language Acquisition
- Socio-Emotional Development
- Serendipity


Learning Outcomes:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes of infant/toddler development. More specifically, students will be able to:
- Describe the sequence of typical development for all domains from conception to age three
- Explain factors that influence development
- Explain the interrelatedness between culture and development
- Apply an ethics of caring toward infants, toddlers, and their families
- Demonstrate respect and appreciation for the importance of the primary role of parents and families
- Demonstrate an appreciation for and awareness of current infant/toddler research
- Demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practice for each developmental area
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of basic principles, concepts, and theories when planning experiences for infants and toddlers
- Refine observational techniques and strategies
- Demonstrate a sensitivity to the whole child


Grading System:  Letter Grades


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


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