Course Description for Program Planning: Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children

EEC3266: Program Planning: Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children

Description: This course uses a relationship-based model as a framework for understanding how infants and toddlers grow and learn with the support of their families and teachers. The first section of the course sets the stage by focusing on early experiences, family relationships, theoretical perspectives, and why and how to observe and document children’s interests, development, and behavior. The second section describes the remarkable development of children in the prenatal period and in the emotional, social, cognitive, language, and motor domains. The important concept of attachment is described including theories and emotional development. The third section of the course covers day-to-day responsive program planning, guidance, including children with special needs, and professionalism.