Growth and Development: Infants and Toddlers (Introduction)
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Infant and toddler development is studied from a ‘whole child’ perspective, which includes emotional, social, physical, cognitive and language.
- Heredity and environment are critical factors which affect the growth and development of the child.
- Prenatal development is a critical factor in the overall development of the child.
- The birth of the child is a critical period affecting the child’s growth and development.
- There is a reciprocal relationship between the child’s growth and development and the family and culture in which the child is reared.
- Individual differences, including special needs, are important issues when considering the development of a child.
- There are observable behaviours typical of infant and toddler development.
- Play is the medium through which children learn and develop.
- Observations of children
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.
- Collaborative learning
- Observation assignments
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Introduce students to several theories used to interpret infant and toddler growth and development
- Introduce the concept of human development beginning in utero (prenatal development)
- Examine the roles of heredity and environment in the growth and development of the child
- Examine the impact that prenatal conditions have on the development of the child
- Introduce the concept of birth as a ‘critical period’ in the life of the family
- Examine the birth process as it affects a child’s growth and development
- Understand how individual differences, including special needs, relate to development of the child and impact on the family
- Examine the reciprocal relationship between the child’s growth and development and the family and culture in which he or she is reared
- Discuss issues of gender and cultural diversity as they relate to infant and toddler development
- Familiarize students with the observable behaviours that are typically found in infant and toddler development.
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
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|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||No credit|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ECE 100 (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit|