T&L 2900: VIR: Early Childhood, Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators

Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators is designed to help you achieve a better understanding of infant and toddler mental health, child development, and strategies you can use to promote positive relationships with children and their families. This online course provides information that will help you to understand and identify your role as a child care provider, educator, and early childhood professional. Infant & Toddler Mental Health will provide you with research-based information on child development, attachment, temperament, and curriculum. This course also lists resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about infant and toddler mental health.

Course Objectives include:

  • To define Infant and Toddler Mental Health;
  • To provide an overview of child development from birth to thirty-six months;
  • To increase the ability to observe typically developing infants and toddlers, as well as to identify infants and toddlers with mental health issues;
  • To provide information and best practice methods used in the care of infants and toddlers and their families;
  • To increase knowledge in the research areas of attachment and temperament; and
  • To provide resources for early childhood educators and care-providers to help them strengthen the children and families with whom they work.

Please refer to the Course Resource document for more course information (requirements, grading, etc.)

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Course Resources
Early Childhood Infant and Toddler (Course at a Glance) (PDF Document)

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