This course is developed specifically for those who are already providing care for infants and toddlers in daycare or home settings or plan to work with this age group in the future. The course emphasizes developmentally appropriate caregiving by focusing on the emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of infants and toddlers. Other areas covered include nutrition and its impact on infant and toddler development, information and techniques necessary for long-term planning, routines, safety, first aid and the effective use and management of physical space. This course is also appropriate for those involved in the training and supervising of infant and toddler caregivers. Student observations of infant/toddler care are required.