Career & Technical Education > Early Childhood Education

General Information


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

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.

Scheduled ECE-129 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no ECE-129 classes scheduled for this term.