- Name: Environment for Infant/Toddler
- Division: Professional & Applied Technology
- Discipline: Early Childhood Education
- Units (Credits): 1.00
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:
There are currently no ECE-129 classes scheduled for this term.