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Studies for Infant & Toddler Caregivers

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Course Description

This course is specifically designed to meet Title 22 (CA State Licensing requirements) for those who care for infants and toddlers either at home or in a group setting. It provides an overview of infant and toddler development, and how to apply these concepts to a variety of infant-toddler activities, curriculum and care giving and considerations. The philosophy of this course is based on caregiver qualities of respect for the individual child and their growing independence and abilities and provides a breadth of information to assist the adult in their guidance of the ongoing and rapid development of this age group. Philosophies of care giving include RIE and Montessori as well as other traditional research based approaches. Considerations in designing and selecting a quality infant toddler care and learning environment also makes this course an excellent resource course for parents or expectant parents.

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  • Details
  • $425
  • July 13, 2021 to August 19, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Hybrid
  • Reg#: 00342
  • ID/Units: EDUC X321.54  (4.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2021

Instructor


Katherine Smith graduated with a B.A. in Behavioral Science and a CA Multiple Subject teaching credential and began her work in early childhood education. Miss Smith has spent over ten years working with infants and toddlers, receiving a certificate in Infant and Toddler education from the Center for Montessori Teacher Education, New York, as well as an early childhood certification from the University Montessori Teacher Education Program. During this time, she also obtained a Masters in Education specializing in language engagement and communication. During her tenure as a lead toddler teacher, Miss Smith has worked in developing staff, training, educating parents, and developing infant and toddler appropriate Montessori curriculum.

Cheryll R. Ruszat, M.A. in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Specialist credential and the American Montessori Society Teacher Certification. Ms. Ruszat has been a National Commissioner for the National Association for the Education of Young Children school accreditation team, a frequent presenter at national conferences and consults for early childhood education programs. She is the Executive Director for the Montessori Schools of Irvine, one on the UC Irvine campus as well as three others in the city of Irvine, all of which are accredited by NAEYC. Ms. Ruszat has been an early childhood professional for more than 3 decades and was the recipient of the Instructor of Excellence award at UC Irvine.

Pennee Yniguez is the director of Westpark Montessori School of Irvine. Pennee holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Child Development with an emphasis on infants and toddlers. Pennee is a certified American Montessori Society (AMS) credentialed teacher for infants and toddlers, and Pre-Primary (ages 3-5). She has more than twenty years of experience in the child care field working with teachers, parents and children. Pennee enjoys sharing her knowledge of young children as she guides parents and teachers in appropriate developmental practices and Montessori philosophy.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

MONTESSORI FROM THE START
Book - ISBN: 9780805211122
Lillard, Paula and Jessen, Lyn, 1 ed, Schocken

THE MONTESSORI TODDLER: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO RAISING
Book - ISBN: 9781523506897
Simone Davies , Workman Publishing Co.

THE MONTESSORI BABY: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO NURTURING YOUR BABY
Book - ISBN: 9781523512409
Simone Davies , Workman Publishing Co.

THE ABSORBENT MIND
Book - ISBN: 9781607960935
Montessori, Maria, 1 ed

UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BEING
Book - ISBN: 9781879341005
Montanaro, Silvana, 1 ed, ABC-CLIO

Optional Textbook(s):

THEORIES OF ATTACHMENT
Book - ISBN: 9781933653389
Carol Garhart Mooney, 1 ed

TO EDUCATE THE HUMAN POTENTIAL
Book - ISBN: 9781851090945
Montessori, Maria, ABC-CLIO

THE JOYFUL CHILD
Book - ISBN: 9781879264106
Stephenson, Susan, Michael Olaf Montessori Company

UNDERSTANDING MONTESSORI: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
Book - ISBN: 9781598589740
Schmidt, Maren and Schimdt, Da, 1 ed, Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

MONTESSORI LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND TEACH
Book - ISBN: 9780939165605
Helfrich, Shannon and Roberfro, 1 ed, NewSage Press

LEARNING FROM THE PAST
Book - ISBN: 9780968584903
Wolfe, Jennifer, Piney Branch Press

MONTESSORI MADNESS!
Book - ISBN: 9780982283301
Eissler, Trevor, 1 ed, Sevenoff, LLC

CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY: FAMILY-CENTERED EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION
Book - ISBN: 9780135132302
Janet Gonzalez-Mena, 5 ed

MONTESSORI: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE GENIUS
Book - ISBN: 9780195369366
Lillard, Angeline , 1 ed, Oxford University Press

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Book - ISBN: 9780307341600
Nelsen, Jane and Erwin, Cheryl, 3 ed, Harmony

SECRET OF CHILDHOOD
Book - ISBN: 9780345305831
Montessori, Maria, 1 ed, Ballantine Books

DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD
Book - ISBN: 9780345336569
Montessori, Maria, 1 ed, Ballantine Books

THE OUT-OF-SYNC CHILD
Book - ISBN: 9780399531651
Kranowitz, Carol, Rev. ed, TarcherPerigee

CHILD DEVELOPMENT, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE
Book - ISBN: 9780435078805
Carolyn Meggitt, 3 ed

MARIA MONTESSORI: HER LIFE AND WORK
Book - ISBN: 9780452279896
Standing, E.M., 1 ed, Plume

CHILDREN: THE CHALLENGE
Book - ISBN: 9780801590108
Dreikurs, Rudolf and Stolz, Vi, Plume

POSITIVE DSCIPLINE: THE FIRST THREE YEARS: FROM INFANT TO TODDLER - LA
Book - ISBN: 9780804141185
Nelsen, Jane and Erwin, Cheryl, Harmony

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
OL-LEC07/13/2021Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/15/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/17/2021Saturday8:00 AM4:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/20/2021Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/22/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/27/2021Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/29/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/31/2021Saturday8:00 AM4:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/03/2021Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/05/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/10/2021Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/12/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/14/2021Saturday8:00 AM4:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/17/2021Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/19/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---