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Certificate in InfantToddler Care Development

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Safety, Health and Nutrition. ? Necessities of a healthy infant/toddler day care centreActivity areas: diapering, feeding, playing, sleeping

Certificate in Infant/Toddler Care & Development

    Applicants should:

    ? Possess at least one of the following qualifications:

    - Minimum 3 GCE ‘O’ level credits including English Language

    - Basic Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education

    - Early Childhood Teachers’ Bridging Programme (ECTBP)

    - State Registered Nurse (SRN)

    ? Have a valid first aid certificate

    ? Be at least 21 years of age

Course Coverage and Training Hours

    S/N Core Domain / Module Course Content Training

    Hours

    1 Principles of Infant and 20 h ? Prenatal and Neonatal Development

    Toddler Development ? Physical Development in Infants and

    Toddlers

    ? Cognitive Development in Infants and

    Toddlers

    ? Language Development in Infants and

    Toddlers

    ? Social-Emotional Development in Infants

    and Toddlers

    ? Understanding Characteristics of Infants

    and Toddlers

    ? Observation and Recording Behaviour and

    Development of Infants and Toddlers

    ? Theoretical Perspective for Understanding

    Infants and Toddlers

    ? Infant and Toddler Behaviour Management

    ? Introduction to Assessment of

    Development in Infants and Toddlers Care

    Updated on 30 May 2003

    2 Safety, Health and 30 h ? Necessities of a healthy infant/toddler day

    Nutrition care centre

    ? Procedures for safety and healthy

    conditions in the centre

    ? Procedures for sick children, diapering,

    hand washing and sterilisation

    ? Common ailments (e.g. diarrhoea) and

    conditions (e.g. colic, asthma) affecting

    infants & toddlers

    ? Diseases and infections affecting infants &

    toddlers

    ? Disease and infection control methods to

    reduce the occurrence of diseases and

    infections in infant and toddler care facilities ? Vaccinations and Immunisations ? Nutritional needs of infants and toddlers &

    menu planning

    ? Feeding procedures for infants and toddlers ? Procedures for Preparing & Storing of

    food for infants and toddlers

    ? Administration of prescribed mediation ? Emergency preparedness & evacuation ? Handling and Preventing Injuries ? Infants at Risk (Abuse etc)

    ? Paediatric CPR/Paediatric First Aid ? Safety conditions for the indoor/outdoor

    environments

    3 Environmental Design Physical setting indoors 15 h

    for Supporting ? Open spaces, room size

    Infant/Toddler ? Traffic patterns, safety factors

    Programmes ? Activity areas: diapering, feeding, playing,

    sleeping

    ? Location/types of equipment and furniture ? Separation of infant area from other areas ? Differences in environment for very young,

    immobile infant, infants rolling, infants

    crawling and creeping, infant standing and

    walking

    Physical setting outdoors

    ? Access from inside to outside

    ? Topography and surfaces

    ? Nature grass and trees, sun and shade ? Safety factors

    Types of equipment and locations

    ? Appropriate space, toys and equipment ? Appropriate adult role

    Updated on 30 May 2003

    ? Conditions fostering safety and health

    4 Infant/Toddler Why a curriculum for infants and toddlers 25 h

    Curriculum ? Definition and scope of curriculum ? Record Keeping

    ? Different kinds of record keeping Care-giving activities and providing care as a

    curriculum

    ? Feeding, diapering, bathing, dressing,

    sleeping

    ? Significance of everyday care giving

    activities in infants’ learning

    ? Opportunity for edu-carer infant/toddler

    relationship

    ? Communication (verbal directives, your

    messages, your reflections-examples of

    edu-carer infant/toddler dialogue) ? Developmental stimulation

    Play as a curriculum

    ? Why play as a curriculum

    ? Edu-carers role in play

    ? How the environment influences play ? Setting up the environment to support play Role of edu-carers in the care-giving and play

    curriculum

    ? Principles of caregiving (respectful and

    reciprocal caregiving

    ? Developmentally appropriate practices in

    caregiving

    5 Working with Families 10 h ? Understanding expectations of parents ? Understanding the dynamic role of families

    in the care & development of infants &

    toddlers

    ? Partnership and effective communication

    6 Practicum 60 h ? To observe infants/toddlers & role of

    caregivers in child care programmes ? To gain practical experience in caring for

    infants and toddlers

    ? To build competencies in implementing

    appropriate infant/toddler care practices

    based on the knowledge and skills acquired

    in class

    ? To evaluate infant/toddler centres and

    suggest recommendations for improvement ? To acquire skills in relating to and working

    with an infant/toddler’s family

     TOTAL 160 h

    Updated on 30 May 2003

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