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Experience with Toddlers
TODDLERS
CLASS CODE: CHILD 280 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Designed to promote an increased understanding of working with and teaching toddler-aged children. Experience preparing to guide toddler groups and work with related programs in which special training with these early ages is required. Any qualified student desiring a lab experience may enroll.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Supervised experience working with toddler-aged children
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: -To learn the characteristics and special attributes and needs of the child ages 18-33 months.
-To study the theory of play and apply the knowledge in working with toddler and their parents.
-To gain experience teaching the child aged 18-33 months, including planning, creating learning environments, being aware of safety and evaluating effectively.
-To study the research concerning the positive qualities of the early childhood specialist and to make necessary changes to incorporate these qualities into teaching if needed.
-To gain information about early intervention service for infants and toddlers with disabilities and its current implementation and application in this region as well as regions where you plan to work.
REQUIREMENTS: -Attendance and participation in toddler lab
-Classroom observations
-Journal article reviews
-Class presentations
-Photo essay
PREREQUISITES: CHILD 210 & consent of instructor.

Student must apply and be accepted to enroll in this course. Applications can be obtained from the Child and Family Studies Department and must be submitted at least one semester in advance of desired enrollment.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003