2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 5045 Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers

This course will emphasize curriculum design for infants and toddlers. Particular care will be given to recognizing the developmental needs of very young children and providing the educational "match" of appropriate materials, activities, and environments for these children. The course will familiarize the student with approaches in a variety of early childhood, social services, and/or hospital settings. Materials and methods for facilitating the very young child's growth in all areas - physical, social, emotional, and intellectual - will be presented. Health and safety issues pertinent to care in a group environment as well as techniques and tools for facilitating effective educational partnerships between teachers and parents will be covered.