Developing Appropriate Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

Child care providers have a great influence on what infants and toddlers see, hear, touch, taste, feel, and smell while children are in their care. This course examines several aspects of appropriate environments for infants and toddlers, such as health and safety, space and furnishings, learning areas, and more.

Course Information Child care providers have a great influence on what infants and toddlers see, hear, touch, taste, feel, and smell while children are in their care. Since children learn through their experiences, it is important that the environments to which they have access are safe, responsive, and meaningful. This 2-hour online course examines several aspects of appropriate environments for infants and toddlers, including:health and safetyspace and furnishingslearning areasoutdoor playcreating language rich environmentsthe social emotional environmentand the structure of infant and toddler programsThis course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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