Adjunct Faculty -- Education
Harford Community College
Infant and Toddler Development
|Instructor:||Charlsie H. Brooks|
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This course will explore the best practices designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers as related to their physical growth and development, mental health, and human relationships. Attention will be given to the family and child's multicultural customs, gender equity and children with special needs, while insuring quality program development and implementation in out-of- home care environments.
Content will focus on the caregiver, the child, and the program being provided to meet the learning needs of the infant and toddler.
Gonzalez- Mena, Janet and Widmeyer Eyer, Dianne, (2003). Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive Care and Education, 6e, McGraw-Hill.
Upon successful completion of this course of study, the student will be able to:
A total of 200 points may be accrued throughout the course. They are as follows:
|Final Exam||30 points|
|Field Placement||40 points|
|180 to 200 points||A|
|160 to 179 points||B|
|139 to 159 points||C|
|118 to 138 points||D|
Five 2 page essays are required related to topics within the text. The issues to
be addressed are within the chapter activities. The essays will be graded
|10...||Essay demonstrates a thorough understanding of the facts, concepts, and generalizations specific to the topic and provides new insights into some aspect of this information.|
|8 ...||Displays an understanding of the facts, concepts, and generalizations that are specific to the topic.|
|5 ...||Displays an incomplete understanding of the facts, concepts, and generalizations that are specific to the topic.|
|3 ...||Displays severe misconceptions about the facts, concepts, and generalizations that are specific to the topic.|
|0 ...||Displays writing which is extremely poor and not representative of the chosen topic.|
NOTE-All written work submitted will be graded for grammar and spelling.
A 6 to 8 page written project will be due at the end of the course.
The topic should be taken from the list below or one which has relevance to you personally. All topics should be discussed with the instructor at the beginning of the course.
The project will be worth a total of 50 points. The grade will be determined according to:
Each student is required to complete a field placement assignment of 20 hours in a setting that provides services to Infants and Toddlers (birth to three). This may be completed within your work setting if applicable, however the age criteria must be met. Please review placements with the instructor.
FIELD PLACEMENT TIME SHEET
Students are required to complete a field placement assignment of 20 hours in a setting that provides services to Infants and Toddlers ( birth to three). This may be completed within your work setting if applicable, however the age criteria must be met.
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