ECAE 3103 Early Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers: General and Special Education
2 hours recitation, 1 hour supervised field experience; 2 credits
This course addresses developmental needs and appropriate practices in the education and care of infants and toddlers. Prospective teachers will study current research in typical and atypical early development and learn to create nurturing and learning environments for all children. Introduction to models of infant and toddler programs, including early intervention, with a focus on culturally diverse, urban settings. Establishing partnerships with families and caregivers; developing community resources. Consultation and collaboration with other professionals in education and related services. Development of teaching portfolio. Field assignments.
Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 2003 and 2004. Prerequisite or corequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 3101 and 3102.