CHLD 182: Infant and Toddler Caregiver: Socialization and Emotional Development

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 1
Total Contact Hours: 18
Lecture Hours : 18
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 36
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 study infant and toddler temperaments, stages of social and emotional development, appropriate guidance, and responsive curriculum for group care. This class partially meets the licensing requirement for 3 units in infant and toddler care and development. 18 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the stages of social/emotional growth and development
  • Describe temperamental styles and how they influence the caregiver and the group
  • Evaluate an infant and toddler program using criteria from a responsive curriculum for infants and toddlers

Major Course Content

  1. Social and Emotional Development
    1. Stages of development
    2. Attachment
    3. Relationships
    4. Brain development
    5. Observing
  2. Temperaments
    1. Traits and characteristics
    2. Impact on the group
    3. Responsive caregiving
    4. Evaluation
  3. Socialization
    1. Developmental stages
    2. Environmental influences
    3. Parent/Teacher relationships
  4. Guidance and Discipline
    1. Appropriate guidance for infants
    2. Discipline techniques for toddlers
    3. Individualized intervention for disruptive behavior

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization Text is 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

Shadowing of an experienced/mentor teacher in an infant toddler program. Post observation assessment of the characteristics and behaviors he/she employs to form trusting attachments to the children in his/her care

Examples of Outside Assignments

Complete a temperament assessment of an infant or toddler and their primary caregiver. Identify the child’s and parent’s temperament type.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture