ECE 122I : Environments and Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers

Covers theories of physical and social space, activities, experiences, and materials and the relationships between them for children ages six weeks-three years of age. Introduces the use of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices in planning, selecting, and evaluating environments and curriculum for infants and toddlers in home-based and center-based care. Reviews child development (social/emotional, cognitive, gross/fine motor, communication/language, self-help), relationship-based care, routines, transitions and play with infants and toddlers. Includes planning and implementing environments and curriculum for infants and toddlers.

Requires: Up to 10 hours of ECE site observations.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Articulate the teacher’s role in incorporating development, culture, and play in the creation of indoor and outdoor learning environments and supporting curriculum for infants and toddlers.
  • Discuss theoretical perspectives on environments and curriculum for infants and toddlers.
  • Identify principles and components of appropriate environments and curriculum for infants and toddlers.
  • Describe the role of individual child routines and schedules in environments and curriculum for infants and toddlers.
  • Review safety and health rules and regulations in the creation of environments for infants and toddlers.
  • Review use of lesson planning and webbing in the creation of environments and curriculum for infants and toddlers.

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4

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