This Spring 2019 Virtual Campus Course begins with a face-to-face class session to get course participants off to a good start. The course is enhanced with two additional face-to-face class sessions and weekly one-hour support sessions. Please read the Welcome Letter from your course instructor for first class details. The Welcome Letter was mailed by hard copy to your home address and emailed to your OLC student email account.

Course Description: In this course the student will learn concepts of early social-emotional growth and socialization in the context of group care, with an emphasis on the development of a nurturing relationship between infant and caregiver.  The importance of responsive care giving, individualizing care through an understanding of infant temperament, support for the critical role of family and culture, and stages of emotional development are also covered.