This course details how to organize a high-quality early childhood program for infants and toddlers including: routines, activities, learning environment, guidance, health/safety issues, families, and assessment. 10 hours of supervised experience in a licensed early childhood program will be required during the semester. A current physical, TB test, background check and/or finger printing may be required.
Materials: Textbook information is available at http://www.bhc.edu/on-campus/bookstore/ You will need to know the BHC course number, e.g., BL 201, and the section number.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to demonstrate the following skills: A. Demonstrate supportive interactions with infants/toddlers during care giving routines. B. Evaluate nutritional needs of infants/toddlers with optimum development and identify behaviors that signal nutritional concerns, including food-related hazards. C. Assess family health practices in the context of cultural differences. D. Design safe indoor/outdoor infant/toddler environments, including excursion safety guidelines. E. Explain the importance of collaborating with all parents of infants/toddlers, especially those with special needs, including mental health concerns. F. Administer a standard assessment to learn more about an infant’s or toddler’s interests, preferences, needs and/or particular way of responding to people and things after investigating the common assessment tools for birth-age 3. G. Illustrate how to encourage infant/toddler social-emotional competence, problem solving, critical thinking and academic competence through a challenging learning environment with supportive, responsive caregivers.
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