Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ECE 110 - Infant/Toddler Care and Education

Course Description

This course will prepare the student to use a relationship-based model to develop and implement an active learning environment for infants and toddlers. Students will implement individualized curriculum that supports the infant/toddler's social, emotional, cognitive and physical development needs. (5 field observation hours are required).

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Implement a relationship-based model of care giving and teaching.
Implement multiple approaches to learning and teaching.
Effectively apply the principles of developmentally appropriate practice, constructivism, socio-cultural theory, activity theory and play in developing active learning experiences.
Utilize Pennsylvania's early childhood learning standards in developing learning experiences.
Implement lessons based on children's stages of cognitive development, use of senses for exploration and understanding of the world, and development of age appropriate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Design classrooms that demonstrates appropriate use of indoor and outdoor space.
Design classrooms that are inclusive for diverse learners including differences in age, development, culture and linguistics.
Select, provide and evaluate materials and create new materials consistent with learning standards.
Explain the connection between materials, learning standards and instruction.
Utilize child observation to make program and curriculum decisions.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ECE 130