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ECE 248 - Working with Infants and Toddlers

3.0 Credits
Introduction to the care and education of infants and toddlers. Students will gain knowledge about development, appropriate environments and relationships that support healthy development in these foundational years. S/U grade option.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of secure relationships on infant and toddler development of trust and growing independence. [REASON]
  2. Define and document fundamental principles from the RIE (Resources for Infants Education) approach to infant and toddler care-giving. [REASON]
  3. Communicate and illustrate care-giving routines as the curriculum for infants and toddlers. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate the ability to utilize observation as a tool for understanding and planning for infants and toddlers. [REASON]
  5. Identify and articulate the sequence of developmental stages and milestones of infants and toddlers in social, emotional, physical, language, literacy, cognitive and creative areas of growth and learning. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Describe and relate criteria for designing an environment that promotes learning in all domains of infant and toddler growth and development. [REASON ]
  7. Identify and communicate how culture, family practices and areas of diversity influence the growth and developmental process of infants and toddlers. [COMMUNICATE]
  8. Demonstrate strategies for supporting children and their families through use of cultural diversity and anti-bias practices in professionally defined and developmentally appropriate ways in infant toddler programs. [ACT]

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