In this 3-credit course you will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; analyze development of infants and toddlers (conception to thirty-six months); correlate prenatal and postnatal conditions with development; summarize child development theories; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers, examine the role of brain development in early learning (conception through thirty-six months); examine caregiving routines as curriculum; and examine developmental and environmental assessment strategies for infants and toddlers.
Students will receive training in Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention for Child Care Providers (State of Wisconsin) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention and Infectious Disease Prevention certification from the American Academy of Pediatrics and receive certificates with successful completion. These certifications are necessary for working in daycare centers in Wisconsin.
NOTE: Students will also work on additional certifications for childcare settings while in this course
Transcripted through Chippewa Valley Technical College: 3 Credits
Length: (1) Trimester
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Cum Laude Points: 1.0
Career Cluster(s): Education & Training