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ECE 213 - Inclusive Environments for Infants and Toddlers

This course focuses on the practical knowledge and skills necessary for the early childhood professional to successfully design inclusive environments and practice quality programming for infants, toddlers, and families. Students examine various strategies that can be used in inclusive environments to teach children with diverse needs. The skills, knowledge, and abilities for professional and ethical behavior in programs for very young children and their families will be addressed, including family child care, center-based care, home visiting programs, and early intervention programs. Topics include compliance with pertinent legislation, team collaboration, individualized learning plans, accessibility, universal design, accommodations and modifications for educating very young children that are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. In addition, students evaluate physical and social environments designed to enrich the learning lives of infants and toddlers with special needs with emphasis on instructional strategies, adaptations, environment, inclusion, and multicultural considerations. Observations are required. Early childhood Education
ECE 122 (child growth and development) or ECE 205 (Intro to Infant /Toddler Care and Education) or consent of instructor.
Highland Community College: 2998 West Pearl City Road Freeport, IL 61032 Phone: 8152356121