EDU 158 Infant/Toddler Development and Care (3 credits)

This course examines all domains of infant and toddler development (newborn to age 3), including: language, cognitive, physical and social/emotional development. Atypical development and the importance of early intervention are also presented. In addition, observation and teaching strategies necessary for quality education and care of infants and toddlers will be studied. Topics include observation and assessment, developmentally appropriate curriculum, safe and healthy environments, and developing culturally responsive relationships with families. Students will be required to complete a 25-hour field placement. Prerequisite: English and reading placement at the college level.