Family Infant Toddler Studies

How Do the FIT Studies Courses Work?

The program includes:

  • Three 15-week courses and two practica
  • Practica are taken concurrently with corresponding courses
  • Courses can be completed in a three semester cycle – fall, spring and summer
  • Courses are available online

COURSE DETAILS

Early Childhood Multicultural Education (ECME) Courses:

ECME 2690: Infant-Toddler Growth, Development and Learning
The course provides both basic knowledge of developing young children from the prenatal period to 36 months and a foundational understanding for the promotion of the health, well-being and development of all infants and toddlers within the context of family, community and cultural environments.

ECME 2230: Infant-Toddler Growth, Development and Learning Practicum
This practicum provides application of knowledge gained from the Infant-Toddler Growth, Development and Learning course.

ECME 2232: Building Relationships with Infants and Families
The course uses relationship-based approaches to define and implement basic elements of relationship-building with families and colleagues with a goal of quality programming for infants and toddlers.

ECME 2270: Building Relationships with Infants and Families Practicum
This practicum provides application of knowledge gained from Building Relationships with Infants and Families.

ECME 2234: Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers
The course is intended to assist students to define and implement basic elements of quality programming for all infants, toddlers in safe, healthy, responsive caring environments.