CHLD 50D: INFANT & TODDLER DEVELOPMENT & CARE
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||CHLD 1 is recommended to enable successful completion.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of infant and toddler development and how to support their development in the context of group care and/or the home.
- Examine relationship-based learning of infants and toddlers and cultural sensitivity as it relates to diverse infant, toddlers and families.
- Design high-quality environments that meet the needs of infants and toddlers while highlighting the roles of caregivers within that space.
The student will be able to:
- Describe concepts and the importance of attachments between infants and caregivers.
- Identify aspects of infant sensory perception and the impact on development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of sequences in infant/toddler motor development by summarizing the developmental milestones, characteristics and growth patterns.
- Examine cognitive development and learning in the infant/toddler period.
- Investigate aspects of infant/toddler sociocultural development.
- Analyze the role of cultural sensitivity as it relates to infants, toddlers, and families in care.
- Explain the concept of respectful, responsive and reciprocal inter-relationships.
- Identify the caregiver's role in developing and implementing individualized curriculum.
- Demonstrate observation and documentation skills.
- Design a high-quality environment for infants and toddlers.
- Using current research, compare and contrast caregiving practices that support optimal development and the most effective individualized care.
- Describe concepts and the importance of attachments between infants and caregivers
- Review primary theories of attachment
- Describe stages of attachment development
- Examine attachment and the influence on early brain development
- Discuss cultural variations of attachment
- Identify aspects of infant sensory perception and the impact on development
- Define concepts of sensory stimuli and integration
- Recognize infant behaviors that demonstrate development of perception
- Discuss family and cultural variations of sensory stimuli and perception
- Demonstrate knowledge of infant/toddler physical development
- Discuss functions of infant reflexes
- Recognize gross motor skills and progression of development and mobility
- Recognize fine motor skills and progression of development and manipulation
- Identify the impact of parent/caregiver interactions and environment on motor skill development
- Examine cognitive development and learning in the infant/toddler period
- Analyze interactions of reciprocal communication and progression of language development
- Examine the "discoveries" in infancy including learning schemes, cause and effect, use of tools, understanding space, and imitation
- Examine the effects of trauma on the developing child
- Investigate aspects of infant/toddler sociocultural development
- Recognize Erikson's stages of psychosocial development
- Identify the importance of family roles and relationships on infant social development
- Describe the impact of guidance and discipline techniques on an infant's social development
- Examine parent/caregiver role in promoting healthy brain growth and social development
- Recognize behaviors that demonstrate development of social skills
- Analyze the role of cultural sensitivity as it relates to infants, toddlers, and families in care
- Explain the importance of developing and maintaining partnerships with parents
- Identify elements of mutually respectful relationships and communication
- Recognize the protective urges for caregivers and parents
- Review techniques for discussing and resolving differences
- Explain the concept of respectful, responsive and reciprocal inter-relationships
- Identify temperament traits of individual children in a group setting
- Identify temperament traits of adults and the concept of goodness-of-fit
- Describe the impact of caregiver expectations based on personal values and culture
- Explain socialization and guidance techniques
- Identify the caregiver's role in developing and implementing individualized curriculum
- Recognize and describe the benefits of nurturing, responsive caregiving through primary care
- Analyze the importance of maintaining relationships through continuity of care and small groups
- Describe the concept of facilitating child-initiated curriculum
- Discuss the impact of group size and caregiver to child ratios in group care
- Recognize caregiving as curriculum and the importance of following individual needs and schedules
- Determine methods of incorporating principles of respectful care including cultural responsiveness
- Discuss the inclusion of infants and toddlers with special needs in care
- Demonstrate observation and documentation skills
- Practice observation techniques
- Document and interpret observed experiences and development
- Describe individual differences based on observation
- Design a high-quality environment for infants and toddlers
- Recognize the effects of social and physical environments on program practices, child learning, and behavior
- Describe the caregiver's role in preparing the appropriate environment
- Analyze the effective use of time, space and materials
- Examine the environmental needs of different age groups
- Review techniques for discussing and resolving differences
- Recognize individualized care for caring for children in the home or making a smooth connection to home
- Learn to read infant's cues to care for them in an appropriate and effective way
- Learn to give and receive feedback to strengthen communication with families
- Design an environment that is safe and full of opportunities for learning
- Learn to prepare activities that are individualized for a child's developmental level
- Describe effective ways of doing caregiving routines in the home
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Program observation assignments
Oral presentations and demonstration
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Gonzalez-Mena, Janet, and Diane Widmeyer Eyer. Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers, 11th ed.. 2017.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Reading and study of the text.
- Reading and written response to test questions, assignments and relevant articles and online reading material.
- Reaction writing assignments to guest speakers, videos, and experiences such as research projects and field trips.
- Researching, planning and written evaluation of individual or group projects.