Learning Objectives

  1. Compare one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to three case studies.
  2. Identify aspects of the developmental niche that affect infant and toddler development.
  3. Summarize typical physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development of infants and toddlers.
  4. Analyze the role of play in infancy and toddlerhood.
  5. Compare developmental delay and developmental disability as they apply to infancy and toddlerhood.
  6. Compare the childcare arrangements in infancy and toddlerhood in the United States with the arrangements in other wealthy countries.
  7. Identify issues that face multigenerational families with infants and toddlers.
  8. Give examples of risk factors and protective factors during infancy and toddlerhood.
  9. Apply knowledge of infancy and toddlerhood to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.