ECEZero2Three: Dana's Child Health and Development

Infant/Toddler Curriculum


This fall I am excited to be teaching ECE 139C Toddler [10-36 month] Curriculum Course

Here is my syllabus to REVIEW: ECE_139C_Curriculum_with_Toddlers pdf.

** Indicates REQUIRED READING for course

In preparing for this class I will be infusing and integrating the philosophies, guidelines and foundations of:

Zero to Three

Infant Toddler Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)

Infant Toddler Learning & Development Foundations                                     

Infant Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines

Infant Toddler Curriculum Framework

Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers

Discoveries of Infancy pdf.

High/Scope Educational Research Foundation

High/Scope® Infant and Toddler Key Experiences pdf.

CSEFEL Infant/Toddler                                                                          


RIE Philosophy pdf.

Living Montessori Now (Infant/Toddler)


TEXT and Required Reading: Tender Care and Early Learning: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Settings by Jacalyn Post & Mary Hohmann (High/Scope) **

Emergent Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers (NAEYC) **

Self Regulation (NAEYC) **

The Uniqueness of Infancy Demands a Responsive Approach to Care (NAEYC) **

ECE 139C Observation_Assignment docx.


Books I have found very useful in planning this course:

Others I found to be helpful resources:

Resources on Infant/Toddler Development, Curriculum and “Educaring” (click to open page or download pdf.)

DEVELOPMENT: The following are Zero to Three handouts on the developmental stages of infancy:

0-3 Month Handout

3-6 Month Handout

6-9 Month Handout

9-12 Month Handout

12-15 Month Handout

15-18 Month Handout

24-30 Month Handout

18-24 Month Handout

24-30 Month Handout

30-36 Month Handout

The National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative @ ZERO TO THREE (NITCCI) is a project of the Office of Child Care. NITCCI works collaboratively with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators and other partners to advance system initiatives to improve the quality and supply of infant/toddler child care.

Infant/Toddler–Development, Screening and Assessment (NCCIC)

Relationships-The Heart of Development and Learning (NCCIC)

Infant/Toddler Curriculum & Individualization (NCCIC)

Infant:Toddler Early Learning Guidelines (NCCIC)

Program for Infant Toddler Caregiver (PITC).  See their site for more information and training materieals

The Science and Psychology of Infant-Toddler Care (PITC/ Zero to Three)

Temperament (PITC)

Think of Child–Understanding Behavior (PITC)

What do I do? Guidance and Discipline (PITC)

Preparing to Get in Tune–Responsive Caregiving (PITC)

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Infant Toddler Resources (NAEYC)

Visible Empathy of Infants and Toddlers (NAEYC)

Easing the Separation Process for Infants, Toddlers and Families (NAEYC)

What to Do for a Fussy Baby– A Problem-solving Approach (NAEYC)

Beyond Twinkle, Twinkle- Using Music with Infants & Toddlers (NAEYC)

Extending the Dance: Relationship-Based Approaches to Infant/Toddler Care and Education (University of Nebraska/NAEYC)

Supporting Breastfeeding In Your Program (NAEYC)

Early Childhood Research and Practice (ECRP):

Relationship Building: Infants, Toddlers, and 2-Year-Olds (ECRP)

Appreciating Diversity through Children\’s Stories and Language Development (ECRP)

Wondering with Children: The Importance of Observation in Early Education (ECRP)

Beginning the Journey: The Project Approach with Toddlers (ECRP)


Social and Emotional Development

The 3 A’s of Child Care (Delmar)

Play and Exploration for Infants and Toddlers (Saskatchewan Ministry of Education)


TPITOS (The Pyramid Infant Toddler Observation Scale