NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EDEC 1030 - Infant & Toddler Care

This course provides information on growth and development of children under the age of three along with curriculum implications; defines the interactive role of the caregiver, and explores other components of infant toddler care including implementation of quality programming and adult interactions.  The course, along with EDEC 1035 - Infant and Toddler Care Lab, meets the criteria for the Wyoming Infant Toddler Credential.


Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDEC 1030 Infant & Toddler Care, the student will:

  1. investigate physical maturation, cognitive and language development, and social-emotional development.
  2. relate diverse perspectives of the family, parent/child/community/school systems, and various approaches to parent involvement.
  3. explain rationale for and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices in the education of infants and toddlers.
  4. evaluate developmentally appropriate curriculum through the facilitation of play and the design of appropriate learning environments.
  5. outline individual and group guidance and problem-solving techniques.
  6. identify the cultural contexts for young children’s growth, development, and learning.
  7. explain rationale for and implementation of best practices relating to infant’s and toddler’s healthy physical development.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 hours/week

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