ECE 303 - Infant and Toddler Methods and Techniques

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ECE 302)

This course is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical foundation of infant and toddler development along with a practical application component for program and curriculum planning. Students will discuss typical and atypical development and plan for inclusive environments. Family involvement is vital to the quality of an infant toddler program and this course will provide students with ways in which to incorporate families into their programs. The ability to qualitatively observe very young children and gain valuable knowledge from observations is an important aspect of working with infants and toddlers. Thus, students will have extensive exposure to the observation process as well as how to turn observations into curriculum and program planning. This course requires an observation in an early childhood environment in order to complete assignments. (Sp)