BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-230 - Guidance for Infants and Toddlers - 3.00 Credits

AECE-230 - Guidance for Infants and Toddlers - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will examine direct and indirect guidance in Early Childhood Education. Secure and nurturing relationships will be discussed in relation to Aboriginal views and moral beliefs. The concepts of classroom management, self-esteem, resiliency, stress, and anger will be discussed with respect to infants and toddlers.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : AECE Certificate or Equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50%, Mid Term Exam 20%, Final Exam 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. differentiate between guidance and discipline;
    2. develop knowledge and skills needed to create a nurturing and caring environment;
    3. develop understanding about secure attachment for infant/toddlers;
    4. compare direct and indirect guidance in an infant and toddler setting;
    5. develop positive guidance techniques through direct guidance instruction;
    6. develop classroom management techniques through indirect guidance activities;
    7. demonstrate knowledge of self-esteem, moral identity, resilience and stress as it relates to guidance of the young child;
    8. develop guidance techniques to manage behavior, and prevent aggression, anger and challenging behavior;
    9. demonstrate knowledge of the decision-making model of child guidance;
    10. outline the government mandate, regulations, provincial standards and privacy regulations as related to an infant/toddler settings; and
    11. develop a protocol for recognizing, reporting and correcting/changing abuse and neglect as related to guidance techniques in daycare settings.
    Text and Materials:
  • Miller, K. (current edition). Simple steps. Toronto, ON: Prentice Hall.

  • Honig, A. S. (current edition). Secure relationship: Nurturing infant/toddler attachment in early care settings. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • Lally, R. J, Griffin, Femichel, A., Femichel, E. (current edition). Caring for infants and toddlers in groups: Developmentally appropriate practice. Arlington, VA: Zero to Three.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits:
    Other Information: Education Council approved Jan 2008.