EARC 207 Infant & Toddler Care & Education

This course provides a study of developmentally appropriate curriculum and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. Students will participate in a supervised field experience which includes observations and assessments of infants and toddlers. Students will conduct a formal environmental assessment. A total 45 hours of field work is required for this class. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

Credits

3 Credits

EARC 207Infant & Toddler Care & Education

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Early Childhood Education

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

3

Semester Contact Hours Lab

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

III. Catalog Course Description

This course provides a study of developmentally appropriate curriculum and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. Students will participate in a supervised field experience which includes observations and assessments of infants and toddlers. Students will conduct a formal environmental assessment. A total 45 hours of field work is required for this class. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

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

This course provides a study of developmentally appropriate care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. Students will participate in a supervised field experience which includes observations and assessments of infants and toddlers. Students will conduct a formal environmental assessment. A total of 45 hours of field work is required for this class. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Outcome 1: Students will assess the quality of an infant/toddler classroom Outcome 2: Students will identify and use a wide variety of effective strategies and tools to positively influence infants' and toddlers' development and learning. Outcome 3: Students will use systematic observations and documentation strategies in order to assess a child's development. Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and needs of the infant and toddler. Outcome 5: Students will identify atypical children and modify activities in order to include all infants and toddlers Outcome 6: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the neurobiology of infant development through the lens of attachment.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Outcome 1: Students will assess the quality of an infant/toddler classroom Outcome 2: Students will identify and use a wide variety of effective strategies and tools to positively influence infants' and toddlers' development and learning. Outcome 3: Students will use systematic observations and documentation strategies in order to assess a child's development. Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and needs of the infant and toddler. Outcome 5: Students will identify atypical children and modify activities in order to include all infants and toddlers Outcome 6: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the neurobiology of infant development through the lens of attachment.

Required Exams

Principles, Practice and Curriculum in Infant-Toddler Care-giving Brain development in the Infant and Toddler Relationships and Interactions Learning through play Attachment Importance of multi-sensory experiences Physical growth and motor skills Cognition, language and emotions Social skills Physical environment

Required Text

Principles, Practice and Curriculum in Infant-Toddler Care-giving Brain development in the Infant and Toddler Relationships and Interactions Learning through play Attachment Importance of multi-sensory experiences Physical growth and motor skills Cognition, language and emotions Social skills Physical environment

Required Materials

Midterm presentation and Final exam

Required Activities

Assessment: A completed Infant and Toddler Environmental Rating Scale with accompanying notes to justify the rating of items. Assessment: Completion of field experience assignments with accompanying documented observations. Assessment: Case study on a focus child assessing social/emotional, cognitive and physical development with documented observations. Assessment: Case study evaluation, reflection, and exams

Assessment Strategy Narrative

Midterm presentation and Final exam

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Outcome 1: Students will assess the quality of an infant/toddler classroom Outcome 2: Students will identify and use a wide variety of effective strategies and tools to positively influence infants' and toddlers' development and learning. Outcome 3: Students will use systematic observations and documentation strategies in order to assess a child's development. Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and needs of the infant and toddler. Outcome 5: Students will identify atypical children and modify activities in order to include all infants and toddlers Outcome 6: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the neurobiology of infant development through the lens of attachment. Principles, Practice and Curriculum in Infant-Toddler Care-giving Brain development in the Infant and Toddler Relationships and Interactions Learning through play Attachment Importance of multi-sensory experiences Physical growth and motor skills Cognition, language and emotions Social skills Physical environment Assessment: A completed Infant and Toddler Environmental Rating Scale with accompanying notes to justify the rating of items. Assessment: Completion of field experience assignments with accompanying documented observations. Assessment: Case study on a focus child assessing social/emotional, cognitive and physical development with documented observations. Assessment: Case study evaluation, reflection, and exams