CCOG for ECE 189 Fall 2023
- Course Number:
- ECE 189
- Course Title:
- Building Relationships with Infants, Toddlers, and Families
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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Addendum to Course Description
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 – 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
· Explain the importance of strong relationships in children’s lives for life-long adaptive development.
· Identify methods of building relationships with infants and toddlers.
· Identify methods of building relationships with parents (families) of infants and toddlers.
· Recognize common barriers to building relationships and discuss ways of overcoming such barriers.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
- Complete written observations and assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Social and emotional development in infancy and toddlerhood.
- Parent-infant and Parent-toddler relationships – cultural and individual perspectives.
- The impact of caregiver-parent relationships on infant and toddler development and programming for infants and toddlers.
- Aspects of and techniques for fostering caregiver-child relationships
- The role of routines in relationship-building.
- Aspects of and techniques for fostering caregiver-parent (family) relationships.
- Barriers to relationship-building and addressing such barriers.
- Relationship building under special circumstances (children with special needs).