This course addresses three key components of practice in the field of early care and education: program management, working with families and professionalism. Students will engage in critical thinking on issues plaguing the field as they participate in practical exercises for direct application to their work with children and families.
This course is designed for individuals who are currently working in early care and education programs, students who are interested in a career involving children and families, and students who are or will be parents. The course content is part of the 30-hour requirement for the NYS Infant/Toddler Child Care Credential (IT/CCC). Students will acquire specific knowledge in the growth of infants and toddlers in the areas of health, social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative development. Three class hours.