Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore physical, social, emotional, creative and cognitive development from pre-natal to toddlers. Students will investigate research and theory relating to development in the first few years of life.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1CCT


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInfants, toddlers, and caregivers: A curriculum of respectful, responsive care and educationPrescribedGonzalez-Mena, J. & Widmeyer Eyer, D. (2015)10TH ED, NEW YORK: MCGRAW HILL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify the stages of emerging development from birth to toddlerhood and the role of the educator in scaffolding development

lectures, workshops and online activities

02. Provide clear explanations of the key environmental and genetic factors which contribute to optimum pre-natal and child development

lectures, workshops and online activities

03. Explore theories of early development and how primary caregiving is established in the under three age group

lectures, workshops and online activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5 hour exam40 01, 02, 03
Learning Story30 01, 03
Online tasks (equivalent to 1200-1500 words)30 01, 02, 03