Course Abstract Details

ECE-105, Infants & Toddlers: Development & Care

Credits: 3

Course Description

ECE-105, Infants and Toddlers: Development and Care, examines the child from conception to age two. The course investigates normal stage development, health, feeding, play, rest, and abuse, as well as appropriate activities for socialization, guidance, and supervision. This course meets State requirements for working with infants and toddlers in a childcare setting. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 and ENG 097. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:  

1. Describe the cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, and physical development of infants. (GE 1; PG 1) 

2. Describe the cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, and physical development of toddlers. (GE 1; PG 1) 

3. Compile creative and process-oriented activities for infants and toddlers from a variety of sources. (GE 1, 2, 4, 5; PG 1, 2, 3) 

4. Observe and record infant and toddler behavior, using objective techniques. (GE 3; PG 1) 

5. Plan daily schedules for infant/toddler care. (GE 3; PG 1) 

6. Design environments and identify the supplies and materials needed for infants and toddlers. (GE 1, 2, 5; PG 1, 2, 3) 

7. Discuss and document factors relating to children's health and safety, including prevention of abuse and neglect. (GE 1, 3, 4; PG 1, 2, 3) 

8. Evaluate current events and other topics discussed in class relating to infant/toddler care. (GE 2, 6; PG 1, 2, 3) 

9. Describe current Maryland State Department of Education regulations and health and safety practices as they pertain to infants and toddlers. (GE 7; PG 1, 3) 

10. Discuss the birth process and its effects on the neonate, and the anatomic and physiological characteristics of the newborn. (GE 1, 2; PG 1) 

11. Develop a thematic unit appropriate for use with two-year-old children.(GE 6; PG 1, 2, 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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