This course applies to toddlers.
Learn the nature of a developmentally appropriate curriculum for toddlers, your role in toddlers’ learning, and the importance of the indoor and outdoor learning space in a toddler curriculum. Learn how to use curriculum planning to help toddlers reach physical, cognitive, language, and social–emotional milestones of development; provide positive guidance through tantrums and challenging behaviors, including biting; support toddlers through transitions; encourage development of toddlers’ self-help skills and support toilet learning.
After completing this course, you will be able to identify components of a developmentally appropriate curriculum for toddlers’ learning and development; describe your role and the role of the learning space arrangement in toddlers’ learning; describe ways to help toddlers reach physical development milestones by strengthening their gross and fine motor skills; describe ways to support cognitive and language skills development in toddlers; describe how curriculum and positive guidance can support the development of social–emotional skills in toddlers; identify ways to support toddlers with transitions; and explain how a toddler curriculum can promote the development of self-care skills.
Topics Covered in Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-36 Months:
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Instructional methodology: Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.