CHLD 181: Infant and Toddler Caregiver: Relationships

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2019
Credits: 1
Lecture Hours : 18
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This is one of four one-unit classes in Infant and Toddler Caregiving based on the Responsive Caregiving approach. Students in this class will examine the impact of teacher/parent relationships on the quality of Infant and Toddler Caregiving and review and evaluate techniques for supporting families. This class partially meets the licensing requirement for 3 units in infant and toddler care and development. 18 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Describe and implement processes for including parents/families as partners in Infant and Toddler programs
  • Demonstrate skills needed to communicate with parents/families and co-workers in an ongoing positive manner
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and insight into the various cultures reflected in the Infant and Toddler programs
  • Describe teaching strategies that facilitate positive relationships and secure attachment between caregiver and child

Major Course Content

  1. Meeting New Families/Developing Relationships
    1. Importance of the family in the child's development
    2. Involving parents in the preschool program
    3. Developing ongoing positive relationships
    4. Sharing Information with families
  2. Cultural Awareness
    1. Importance of home language
    2. Cultural awareness and differences between cultures
    3. Reflecting cultural diversity in the program
    4. Culturally sensitive evaluation and assessment process

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

A Guide to Culturally Sensitive Care, 1995, California Department of Education, CDE Press
Both texts are published by The Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers as part of State of California Department of Education.
The reading for this course is:

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will analyze their own cultural values and compare their expectations for caregiving in an infant/toddler program with two parents who have cultural backgrounds different from their own.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Students will interview teachers in infant/toddler programs to determine the teaching strategies they use to enhance attachment and facilitate the development of psychosocial development.

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