2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECE 232 - Infant and Toddler Care

3 CR
This course provides students with experience in programming, designing, and sequencing learning experiences for children ages newborn to three including providing secure learning environments, and how space and equipment influence children. Students learn how culture affects young children’s development, and how the state of Michigan licensing regulations may pertain to infant and toddler. Students are required to complete twelve hours of field experience outside of scheduled class times. A successful Central Abuse and Neglect Registry clearance must be submitted prior to completing the field experience. Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  or ENGL 151 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Examine learning experiences which are child-directed and developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers and that support all developmental domains.
  2. Identify strategies that create a climate of trust for infants and toddlers including how to form interacting relationships with adults and with peers.
  3. Identify equipment, and consider arrangements, that intentionally supports the development and is safe and appropriate.
  4. Plan individualized schedules that are inclusive for all infants and toddlers, that reflect developmentally appropriate practice, promote healthy growth and development in all domains and are incorporated into all parts of the daily caregiving routine.
  5. Evaluate strategies that promote strong partnerships with diverse families of infants and toddlers.
  6. Apply the State of Michigan Licensing Regulations and Standards of Quality for Infants and Toddlers to program quality for infants and toddlers.
  7. Participate in field experiences to evaluate the appropriateness of classroom routines and activities; to evaluate the learning environment for developmentally appropriate best practices using a rating scale, and to identify the characteristics of a high-quality infant and toddler program.