Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers (EDEC3002)


Infants and toddlers begin exploring their environment and making sense of their world from birth, constantly developing new skills over their first two years of life. . Early childhood educators have a responsibility to ensure that the development of infants and toddlers takes place in a safe, secure and supported environment where they can become knowledgeable and confident, autonomous learners, able to interact respectfully with others according to their age and stage of maturity.

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1x1-hr tutorial/wk, 1x2-hr workshop/wk


1500wd critical reflection (30%) and 2000wd observation-based planning task (40%) and 1500wd policy review (30%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

96 credit points including 48 credit points of Early Childhood Curriculum and Professional Studies units

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