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 Course Title:   Bridges Module III (Birth to Age Three)

 Title Abbreviation:   BRIDGES MOD III/BIRTH -3

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    163

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Focuses on the significance of childhood from birth to age three. Emphasis on caring relationships and early learning. Examines the range of typical and atypical development. Develop skills in noticing and responding to infant/toddler cues, forming partnerships with parents, designing culturally relevant and inclusive environments, encouraging sensory motor exploration, and nurturing play and social and emotional development. ECED 161, 162, and 163 combined are equivalent to ECED& 132.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: Must take ECED 161, 162 and 163 to equal ECED& 132.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the characteristics of high quality care for infants and toddlers.
  2. Identify infant/toddler cues and appropriate care giver responses.
  3. Describe stages of infant toddler development and secure/insecure attachment patterns.
  4. Plan and implement appropriate infant/toddler environments.
  5. Articulate appropriate strategies for honoring the role of family diversity in parenting styles of infant and 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 developmental patterns of children birth to three.