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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ECED& 132 - Nurturing Care - Infants and Toddlers

3.0 Credits
Examine the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Study the role of the caregiver, relationships with families, developmentally appropriate practices, nurturing environments for infants and toddlers and culturally relevant care. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe developmental milestones from birth to 36 months articulating the influences of individual development, temperament and cultural norms.
  2. Develop a plan to create reciprocal, culturally sensitive partnerships with families.
  3. Describe state infant/toddler childcare regulations and procedures related to group size, health, nutrition, and safety.
  4. Describe guidance techniques that are appropriate and effective with infants and toddlers.
  5. Create and critique infant and toddler early learning environments.
  6. Construct a plan for developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant curriculum that supports language, physical, cognitive, creative, social, and emotional development.
  7. Identify resources supporting infant/toddler programs and infant/toddler specialist.
  8. Observe, record and document infants and toddlers to identify learning and developmental needs and goals for individuals.

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