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EDUC 332 - Reflective Practice With Infants and Toddlers

5 Credits
Study of infant and toddler development, brain research, typical/atypical growth, and stratagies to create a culturally and linguistically sustaining environment, with an emphasis on family partnerships. 

Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Online

Designed to Serve Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching and Early Learning that are in the Early Learning thread.
Active Date 20200330T21:14:54

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Course Outline

  • Brain development - what do we know now?
  • Partnerships with diverse families, cultural responsiveness and anti-bias practices
  • Milestones - recognizing typical and atypical developmental patterns
  • Developmental influences - cultural, genetic and environmental
  • Curriculum through caregiving
  • Observation and assessment in the infant/toddler classroom and how biases affect our work
  • Professionalism and advocacy

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe current research in brain development and how it applies to infant/toddler curriculum and adult/child interactions

Construct a developmentally appropriate, research-based, culturally responsive curriculum plan, based on developmental milestones.

Describe indicators in children that might indicate atypical development in the birth to 36 months age range.

Identify local resources that serve children who are not developing typically and their families.

Create strategies to implement culturally & linguistically responsive, relationship-based classroom practices with infants/toddlers and their families.

Demonstrate the process of observation, documentation, interpretation, and provocation as the basis for assessment and curriculum development.

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