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Course Description

Students will study the developmental stages of growth specific to infants and toddlers and learn how to foster positive techniques for nurturing infants and toddlers in group settings. Students will study the RIE philosophy and learn how to observe children in child care and home day care settings. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. Child Development 2.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the RIE philosophy of Infant-Toddler education. Apply the 10 Principles of Caregiving to observations of children.
  • Define and explain infant/toddler caregiving as education and the curriculum of a caregiving environment.
  • Describe the development of attachment in infants and toddlers.
  • Analyze the progression of physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and language in typical and atypical development of the child in the context of the family.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency by respecting and valuing diverse cultures, beliefs, and behaviors.
  • Observe, diagram, and compare infant and toddler classrooms, in centers and family child care homes.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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