The learning outcomes include appropriate interaction and supervision of children birth through age three; understanding of the importance of predictable and consistent care. Students will review OCC regulations pertaining to infant/Toddler supervision; develop strategies for working with children based on temperament and age and demonstrate appropriate response to varying scenarios.
Students will learn and understand how to promote identify procedures that promote safe (indoor and outdoor) environments; using the content and implications of OCC environmental regulations and supervision requirements. Regulations regarding sleep positions, bedding restrictions, and sleep supervision as it related to SIDS prevention; reporting instructions and documentation requirements for Child Abuse and Neglect, identifying signs of child abuse and neglect and appropriate reporting process. Students will learn to identify resources addressing health, safety and nutrition topics (CPR, 911, CDC, WIC, poison control)
This course will demonstrate and help students understand ways to support the health needs of children birth through age three. Students will be able to identify appropriate practice for the identification, prevention, and treatment of communicable diseases and illnesses in childcare setting; identify strategies for providing appropriate care for infants and toddlers with chronic health issues. Develop policies and procedures that promote good hygiene. Identify recommended medical and immunization schedules for children birth through age three.
Students will demonstrate and understand how to support nutritional and feeding needs of children birth through age three. Students will review OCC regulations on feeding, food preparation, storage, and requirements for feeding supervision. Understand how to develop weekly menus for children 2-three year-olds that meets CCAFP/USDA guidelines.
Students will learn and be able to implement predictable schedule and appropriate care routines when working with children birth through age three.
Students will be able to identify and demonstrate an understanding of infant and toddler materials and equipment. Understand how appropriate material and equipment promotes play, free exploration and manipulation and be able to identify adaptations to materials and equipment for children diagnosed with special needs or delay.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to develop, plan, and implement appropriate actives for children birth through age three and identify curriculums specific to children birth through age three.
Students will understand how culture and diversity affect infant/toddler development and care giving. Identify strategies for integrating culture and diversity into an infant and toddler program. Be able to develop and present activities that promote cultural diversity in the classroom. Identify materials and equipment that promote cultural diversity. Develop strategies for involving families in the classroom. Develop skills necessary for working with parents and families of infants and toddlers in a professional manner.