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EDUC 323 Infants and Toddlers: Foundations and Methods

Prerequisites: EDUC 204, EDUC 223, EDUC 224, EDUC 236 and passage of Praxis I or the equivalent (Second semester/4 credits)

This course provides the basis for understanding typical and atypical patterns of development from conception through toddlerhood. Valuing the family’s role in their young child’s early development is a major component of this course which explores patterns of family dynamics and keys to building partnerships through effective communication and collaboration techniques. Other major influences on development will also be explored. Course includes a 15-hour per semester course-related experience in an infant/toddler setting. The field placement is mandatory.