Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

ECE 129: Environment For Infant & Toddler

General Information

  • Name: Environment For Infant & Toddler
  • Discipline: Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Units (Credits): 1
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Helps students choose equipment and materials to create a physical environment which is responsive to the infant/toddler total development. Staff considerations and time schedules will be explored.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Sequence the development of infants and toddlers.
  • Give examples of how principals of development may influence the caregivers expectations of infants and toddlers.
  • Provide infants and toddlers with age-appropriate materials and activities to promote development.
  • Demonstrate respect for individual differences and needs when caring for infants and toddlers.
  • Describe characteristics of a quality caregiver.
  • Use information obtained from observations of infants and toddlers to guide caregiving.
  • Recognize importance of consistent relationships between caregiver and infants.
  • Provide safe and healthy environments to encourage optimum growth and development.
  • Identify state standards and requirements for infant and toddler care.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This course is designed to allow students to meet the Early Childhood Education Program Learning Outcomes of ensuring that successful students will be able to:

  • Develop strategies for maintaining a safe and healthy child care environment.
  • Be aware of community child and family service agencies in the community.
  • Develop an appreciation for the importance of advocating for child and family related issues at the community and legislative level.
  • Understand the benefits of participation in early childhood professional organizations.

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.


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