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 Course Title:   Infants/Toddlers Care

 Title Abbreviation:   INFANTS/TODDLERS CARE

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    132

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Examine the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Study the role of the caregiver, relationships with families, developmentally appropriate practices, nurturing environments for infants and toddlers, and culturally relevant care.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand characteristics of quality care and caregivers for infants and toddlers.
  2. Identify infant/toddler cues and appropriate caregiver responses.
  3. Describe stages of infant/toddler development and secure and insecure attachment patterns.
  4. Discuss and plan appropriate infant/toddler environments.
  5. Articulate appropriate strategies for honoring the role of family diversity in child rearing and in infant/toddler care.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

Course Contents

  1. The role of the caregiver.
  2. The role of the family.
  3. The function of the early care program.
  4. The typical and atypical development patterns of young children.