Course Content and Outcome Guide for ECE 175A

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ECE 175A
Course Title:
I/Tod Care-Learning/Develop
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Course Description

Covers growth and development: physical, cognitive, and language; ages of infancy and facilitating learning. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This class is the first in a four-course series on Infant and Toddler Caregiving.  The courses were developed as The Program For Infant/Toddler Caregivers by the California Department of Education and WestEd/Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Recognize developmental milestones for infants and toddlers and the environments that support development.
  • Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
  • Complete written observations.
  • Complete reflective journal.  

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Different stages of development
  • Six major life discoveries in the first three years.
  • Development of communication and language
  • Naturally occurring activities.
  • Communicating with Infants and Toddlers.
  • Facilitating learning and development.