Explores a variety of program models and approaches based on current theory & best practice. Includes a close examination of RIE (Responsive Infant Education) and a relook at traditional routines and scheduling. Dissects developmental milestones model of assessment and explores alternative ways to assess growth in the infant/toddler. Emphasizes “parent as the child’s first teacher” reinforcing the supporting role of the educator in children’s care & education. Provides practical strategies for strengthening relationships with families including those impacted by trauma. Familiarization with early years’ community services: local, provincial and national.
Prerequisites: Admission to ECCE Diploma Program
Co-Requisite: Access to Infant Toddler Early Years Setting