Infant / Toddler Care

Supporting Self-Regulation in Infant and Toddlers

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

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. 

Quality in Infant Toddler Care

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

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.

Infants and Toddlers – Contexts for Reflection

​2 ECE Hours

Learning Continuum: Foundation

The term "philosophy" in child care and education refers to  the framework for thinking about the big ideas that lead us to do what we do. Values, beliefs and principles lead us to action. Without careful evaluation we may do things that might be less than ideal or might be inconsistent with other ideas. The module provides a very useful framework and tool for any ECE leaders, such as directors and supervisors, faculty in ECE programs, and leaders in the field providing professional learning. 

Infants and Toddlers – Practice and Research-Based Approaches

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

This is the second of a series of modules designed for practicing Early Childhood Educators who desire to review elements of their current practice with the intention of designing, implementing and altering parts of their practice to meet the particular needs of very young children and improving their responsiveness to, and interactions with, babies and toddlers. ​Topics include a more specific emphasis on infant and toddler settings, including the importance of considering practice guidelines and research supporting the professional of ECE.

Infants and Toddlers – Philosophies and Values in Practice

​2 ECE Hours

Learning Continuum: Foundation

This final module is for those who want to think through complex questions. In this module, you will again be challenged to clarify your values and articulate how they are reflected in your personal philosophy of early “educare” of infants and toddlers.  The value in this module comes as you actively work with and through the content, and consolidate your previous reflections and journaling. The module will provides a very useful framework and tool for any ECE leaders, such as directors and supervisors, faculty in ECE programs, and leaders in the field providing professional learning.

Emotional Development of Infancy - Part 1

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Attachment and Self-Regulation 

Emotional development is a complex process resulting from relationships and experiences in the early years. Emotional well-being and ability to connect with others form the foundation for learning, relationships and well-being throughout our lifetimes. This series will have five modules: Infancy, Toddler, Preschool and Schoolage. In this first module, you will explore what infants need to set the foundations of trust and attachment. We will focus on attachment relationships and describe the role played by co- and self-regulation.

Early Emotional Development of Infancy - Part 2

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Temperament, Emotional Communication, Sense of Self

Emotional development is a complex process resulting from relationships and experiences in the early years. Emotional well-being and ability to connect with others form the foundation for learning, relationships and well-being throughout our lifetimes. This series will have five modules: Infancy – Parts 1 and 2, Toddler, Preschool and School-age. In this module, you will explore what infants need to set the foundations for emotional expression, autonomy and sense of self, confidence, caring and resilience.

Infants and Toddlers – Reflecting on and Improving Practice

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

This is a module designed for practicing Early Childhood Educators who desire to review elements of their current practice with the intention of designing, implementing and altering parts of their practice to meet the particular needs of very young children and improving their responsiveness to, and interactions with, babies and toddlers. Your reflection might be on a major scale, or be related to a more minor issue that would be addressed. An integral part of the philosophy must be reflective of culture and family; not only the individual child. This module is an overview of Reflective practice, and part of a series designed for infant and toddler professionals. The first module is relevant to all age groups as a starting point for the journey of reflective practice.

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