EDU 103 - Infant and Toddler Care and Program Planning3
Course Description: An examination of the developmental stages of infants and toddlers with a focus on developmentally appropriate practices for infant/toddler caregivers and different approaches to infant/toddler care giving. A study of important influences on infant/toddler development, including the roles and responsibilities of parents and caregivers in creating high quality, supportive environments. The importance of designing environments and experiences to enhance growth and development will also be discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Observe an infant and a toddler and compare the developmental norms to determine if a child is on track in the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive domains.
- Design and present to the class a developmentally appropriate toddler learning center using the MA EEC Licensing Regulations and write a five-page paper describing the center and explaining your rationale for the materials and supplies.
- Research routines, staffing, and activities in an infant room and toddler room using the MA EEC Regulations and present your findings to the class and discuss if you are EEC Lead Teacher Infant Toddler qualified.
- Discuss, compare, and contrast common behavior issues (and solutions) and determine the best way to handle the behavior.
- Identify the opportunities and challenges of working with culturally diverse parents and share ideas and research during class discussion.
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