I. Course Prefix/Number: ECE 216
Course Name: Infant/Toddler Programming
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. Discuss the purposes of group care for children 0 – 3 years of age
B. Describe different types of programs and list characteristics of all good programs for children 0 – 3 years of age
C. Evaluate a program for 0 – 3 year old children and make recommendations for its improvement
D. Set up a physical environment and plan overall daily and long-range activities for infants and toddlers in group care
E. Observe and assess infant/toddler development and recognize signs of developmental problems.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Purposes and needs for infant/toddler group education
2. Categorizing programs for infants and toddlers:
a. home and center based
b. day care/play
c. normal/special needs children
d. licensing standards
3. Model Programs for infants and toddlers
4. Current research: effects of group care for children 0 – 3 years old
5. Developing a facilitative environment
6. Evaluating programs for infants and toddlers
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Varies by instructor.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
B. Written program observations
C. Program evaluation
D. In-class oral report
E. Class involvement and participation
XI. Other Course Information
Plagiarism/Cheating policies are covered under the Academic Dishonesty Section of the current catalog.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.