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Effective Term:
Spring 2015 through Summer 2016
Course Number:
ECE 175B
Course Title:
Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Group Care
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Course Description

Covers group care of infants and toddlers ages birth - 3. Includes routines, quality, staff relations, environments and welcoming children and families into care. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This class is the second 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.  The PITC website (http://www.pitc.org/) provides extensive information on the program goals and philosophy.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Recognize elements of quality group care for infants and toddlers. 
  • 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)

Students will acquire skills and abilities relating to:

  • The importance of routine.
  • The powerful influence of environments on infants and toddlers.
  • Magda Gerber’s approach to professional infant and toddler care.
  • Meeting the intimacy needs of infants and toddlers in groups. 
  • Staff relations in infant and toddler environments. 
  • Quality indicators.