S17 EDUC 58069 Early Childhood: Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators

S17 EDUC 58069 Early Childhood: Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators

Distance Education
2 Credits / Graded A-F
Credit through Alaska Pacific University
Self-paced, start anytime

Course Description

Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators is an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to help you achieve a better understanding of infant and toddler mental health, child development, and strategies you can use to promote positive relationships with children and their families. This course provides information that will help you to understand and identify your role as a child care provider, educator, and early childhood professional. Infant & Toddler Mental Health will provide you with research-based information on child development, attachment, temperament, and curriculum. This course also lists resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about infant and toddler mental health.
This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer.  Technical support information can be found, in the Help section of your course.

The Infant & Toddler Mental Health course has been divided into four chapters that are designed to support and train early childhood professionals, care providers, and their families by: Providing an overview of early child development; examining what curriculum looks like for infants and toddlers; exploring the importance of early attachment; exploring different temperament traits; and providing suggestions for strengthening families.  Upon completing this course you should have the basic framework for understanding the critical role of infant and toddler mental health, as well as developmental knowledge of children from birth to thirty-six months.

Course objectives include the following: to define Infant and Toddler Mental Health; To provide an overview of child development from birth to thirty-six months; to increase the ability to observe typically developing infants and toddlers, as well as to identify infants and toddlers with mental health issues; to provide information and best practice methods used in the care of infants and toddlers and their families; to increase knowledge in the research areas of attachment and temperament; and to provide resources for early childhood educators and care-providers to help them strengthen the children and families with whom they work.

VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.


Contact Information

  • Phone: 907-364-3809
    Email: asdn@alaskaacsa.org

Payment Instructions

  • Tuition: 

    $305 for Tier One Member Districts *

    $355 for Tier Two Member Districts

    *Click here to see if your district is a Tier One or Tier Two member.
    You may pay by
    • VISA
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    • American Express
    • Discover Card

    Course Completion Policy
    From the date of registration, registrants have a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year to complete the course.  Per Alaska Pacific University policy, grades will not be submitted before the 30 day minimum period.

    Cancellation Policy
    Any and all cancellations of ASDN Distance Education courses, within 30 days of registration, will result in a $90 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after 30 days.