2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Apr 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog

ECE 210 - Infant and Toddler Development


Description: Exploration and application of child development theories with very young children, focusing on the developmental periods of prenatal, infancy, and toddlerhood assuming a relationship-based approach providing a nurturing and stimulating environment promoting child development in the areas of cognitive, language, social-emotional, and motor development.  Special focus on a transactional approach to attachment, risk and protective factors, brain development, and social-emotional development of infants and toddlers.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Relationship-Based Model
  2. Brain development, prenatal development, birth, and newborn
  3. Attachment, temperament, and caregiver style
  4. Emotional and social development
  5. Cognitive and language development
  6. Sensory and motor development
  7. Designing relationship-based curriculum

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the relationship-based model with respect to infant and toddler development.  (1)
  2. Summarize developmental themes of brain development, prenatal development, birth process and newborn period. (2)
  3. Evaluate and apply various theories of infant and toddler development. (3-6)
  4. Examine the interplay of physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of infant and toddler development. (3-6)
  5. Identify the differential effects of parents, family, peers, caregivers, and community on infant and toddler development. (1-6)
  6. Analyze the transactional relationship of attachment, risk and protective factors, brain development, and social-emotional development of infants and toddlers. (1-4)
  7. Discuss the power of observational research of infant and toddler developmental functioning in the context of early childhood programs. (1-7)
  8. Design relationship-based developmentally effective activities to promote infant and toddler development. (1-7)
  9. Develop course signature assignments reflecting course specific NAEYC core standard(s), posting same in teacher portfolio. (1-7)