BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-201 - Child Development III: Infant & Toddler - 3.00 Credits

AECE-201 - Child Development III: Infant & Toddler - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will explore physical, motor, perceptual, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development of children from prenatal to three years of age. Theoretical psychological perspectives of prenatal development, birth process and toddler development and personality are all topics included in this course.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : AECE Certificate or equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50%, Mid Term Exam 20%, Final Exam 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    1. compare historical and current theoretical practices from prenatal to age three;

    2. describe growth and development with respect to social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language and cultural aspects;

    3. describe prenatal development with respect to:

  • defining pre-embryonic period, embryonic period, and fetal period

  • describing influences on development;

  • listing forms of prenatal testing;

  • describing genetic counseling and prevention of birth defects;

  • 4. compare birthing practices in all cultural communities with respect to:
  • pain and labor

  • labor and delivery practices;

  • care of newborn after birth; and

  • screening with respect to factors and risks to infants;

  • 5. compare child rearing practices in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities;

    6. describe systems theory, regarding:

  • family, child care, community social services, and educational systems;

  • structure, function subsystems and boundaries;

  • the effect of change, impact of power and power imbalances within systems;

  • 7. analyze infant personality in terms of:
  • theories of personality, theories of temperament, and development of self.

  • 8. describe the rights of infants and toddlers in regards to abuse, neglect and exploitation in a daycare setting; and
    9. compare high-quality inclusive services that support cultural growth and development to low quality services that interfere with cultural growth and development.
    Text and Materials:
  • Albrecht, K., Miller, L.G. (current edition). Innovations: Infants/toddlers child development. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House Publishing.

  • McGaha, C., Snow, C.W. (current edition). Infant development. 3rd Edition. New York, NY: Prentice Hall.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved Jan 2008.