ECED 430 The Emotional Life of Toddlers
Explore diverse caregiving practices designed to support learning during the toddler years, a critical period of social and emotional development. Links are made between theories and brain development research to the activities that educators implement every day with toddlers. Topics include observing, establishing nurturing relationships, planning secure environments, designing learning experiences to engage and reflect very young children from diverse cultural contexts, and implementing positive guidance strategies to support emotional well-being and identity development.
Undergraduate early childhood education coursework or teaching experience with young children or instructor's approval.