Quality in Infant Toddler Care
Author: Jan Blaxall, MASc.
1 ECE Hour
The Ten Essential Elements of Quality Infant-Toddler Programs are designed to promote high-quality caregiving in all infant-toddler programs, whether the setting is a home, classroom or center. They represent a holistic approach (to caregiving) that is based on cutting-edge research and best practices. The goal is for infant-toddler programs to support positive developmental trajectories for all children, including those children who are particularly vulnerable due to stress, poverty or other adverse early experiences.
Supporting Self-Regulation in Infant and Toddlers
Author: Jan Blaxall, MASc,
1 ECE Hour
This module explores two of the five areas where young children need to develop self-regulation strategies as identified by Canadian expert, Dr. Stuart Shanker. Explore the skills and challenges for children in aspects of biological (temperament and physiology) and emotional regulation.
Reflective Practice in Infant Toddler Settings
Author: Sue Martin
6 ECE Hours
We are offering a progressive series of 4 modules that will get you started and support you in enhancing practice and quality in your settings. The format for the modules is self-study, meaning that there is material for you to read and questions and issues for you to think about and answer a diversity of questions, both practical and "big picture". Many downloadable activities are provided to guide your reflections.
Module 1 Infants and Toddlers – Reflecting on and Improving Practice
Module 2 Infants and Toddlers – Practice and Research-Based Approaches
Module 3 Infants and Toddlers - Contexts for Reflection
Module 4 Infants and Toddlers –Philosophies and Values in Practice