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ECE 2302 Infant & Toddler Curriculum

This course engages participants in exploration and discussion about high-quality care giving and developmentally appropriate practices when engaging with infants and toddlers and their families. The importance of quality environments that support development, language and literacy, family engagement, advocacy, positive guidance, and professionalism are discussed as they relate to required standards and the care of infants and toddlers.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  

Outcomes

  • Review and analyze appropriate practices and curriculum models for infants and toddlers, including infants and toddlers with diverse needs and abilities.
  • Research how infants and toddlers (0-3) develop and learn.
  • Discuss how to collaborate with professionals and families to integrate individualized goals into the child’s daily interactions (e.g. Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)).
  • Identify the rules regarding licensing of childcare programs and current state program standards for quality for infants and toddlers in the State of Ohio.
  • Identify and explain the unique routines and roles of the caregiver (i.e., philosophy, interactions and guidance techniques) in the infant and toddler setting.
  • Explain strategies to include families from diverse backgrounds and cultures in order to encourage their involvement in the educational care setting and supporting the young child’s relationship with their family.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3