College of DuPage

Early Childhood Education and Care 1116

Care of the Infant, Toddler, and Two-Year-Old Child I

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ECEC 1116 is a requirement for the Infant, Toddler, and Two-Year-Old Child Care Certificate at College of DuPage and is an early childhood elective for students completing the AAS degree in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Knowledge about the development and care of infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds is a prerequisite to becoming a competent early childhood teacher or caregiver of very young children.
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed for:



Course Description:

An introduction to the theories and research related to the development and group care of infants, toddlers, and the two-year-old children. Ways of providing a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment that fosters the optimum growth and development of individual children will be examined. Thirty hours of laboratory work with children six weeks up to 36 months in group care is required.  (3 credits  - 2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)  Lab hours: 30 laboratory hours = 25 clock hours.

Course Objectives:

two year olds paintingStructure of the course:

This course is delivered totally on-line. Computer knowledge, access to a computer, having an Internet service provider (such as AOL, MSN, Comcast, etc.), and knowing how to operate a computer are necessary to link to this course and complete the assignments.  Course content is broken down into units with a set of assignments due at the end of each unit.  A course schedule is provided when the student signs into the class.  Online discussions about real-life parenting issues with class members will enhance student learning.

How do I enroll?

Prior to registration, it is strongly suggested that all students access each area in COD Online to see if online learning is suitable for them. Students meeting the requirements can register online through myACCESS.

For more information about the Early Childhood Education and Care Program at College of DuPage, please visit the Early Childhood Education and Care website.

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