Feb 25, 2024
ECEE 2400 - Infant/Toddler Mental Health and Development
This course introduces students to infant and toddler mental health and development, including brain, social-emotional, language, cognitive, and motor development. Students learn the science of brain development and its centrality in infant and toddler mental health and development. Also, students examine the application of scientific findings and explore strategies of supportive care practices to assure healthy outcomes for infants and toddlers. The role of infant and toddler mental health and development and their connection to adult behaviors and relationships is examined.
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Social or Behavioral Sciences
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will be able to identify risk factors and evaluate typical/atypical behaviors in prenatal, infant, and toddler development.
- Students will be able to articulate infant brain development and its central role in social-emotional-motor-language-cognitive development.
- Students will be able to explain the interconnected nature of all domains of development.
- Students will be able to explain challenges to and strategies for promoting healthy infant and toddler development.
- Students will be able to explain primary terminology, concepts, and findings of infant and toddler mental health as it relates to brain, physical, social, emotional, and language, and cognitive development.
- Students will be able to apply the logic and methods of social and behavioral scientific inquiry by engaging in analysis of empirical research related to the development of infants and toddlers.
- Students will be able to explain how infant and toddler development impacts essential components of adult interactions, behaviors, and relationships within society.
- Students will be able to explain how knowledge of infant and toddler development leads to attachment-focused caregiving of young children.
- Students will be able to describe ways that caregiving of infants and toddlers varies across context and culture, specifically related to customs, geographic region, access to resources, and societal norms.
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