2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ECE 210 - Infant and Toddler Development

Description: Exploration and application of theories of child development with children, birth through 3 years. Focus is on a relationship-based approach to promote a nurturing and stimulating environment for children in the areas of cognitive, language, social-emotional, and motor development.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

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

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe relationship-based model with respect to infant and toddler development. (1)
  2. Summarize brain and prenatal development, birth and the newborn. (2) 
  3. Evaluate and apply various theories of infant and toddler development. (3-6) 
  4. Analyze the interplay of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. (3-6) 
  5. Identify the probable effects of parents, family, peers, caregivers, and community on infant and toddler development. (1-6 ) 
  6. Explore the power of observational research of infant and toddler developmental functioning in the context of early childhood programs. (1-7) 
  7. Design relationship-based activities to promote infant and toddler development. (1,7)