Tompkins Cortland Community College

ECHD206 - Infant/Toddler Environments & Curriculum


Focuses on the education and care of infants and toddlers. The course examines the principles of planning a developmentally appropriate, safe, and healthy environment for children younger than three years old, and takes an in-depth look at the impact of cultures on the learning environment. The relationship between the infant/toddler learning environment and the curriculum is thoroughly investigated. The intent of the course is to develop a curriculum for infants and toddlers, that evolves around care-giving tasks and play (with the resulting adult-child interactions) that create meaningful growth-producing learning experiences for young children. Students spend 45 hours throughout the semester in an infant/toddler field placement. Prerequisites: ECHD/HUMS 125, or a course in infant/toddler development; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.