3 Credits, 3 Contacts

This course will focus on typical and atypical developmental milestones of physical, cognitive, language, and social/emotional development of infants and toddlers (age 0 to 3) from diverse backgrounds and observation of children in early care environments. Theories of child development and contributions of theorists are reviewed in the context of application to developmental milestones. Emphasis is placed on care-giving skills, curriculum planning, appropriate environments, and strategies to enhance development.

Prerequisite: ENG 063 and ENG 073