IV Toddler Development, Including Children with Special Needs

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

A. Physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of the toddler

  • (4) The student investigates strategies for optimizing the development of toddlers of diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs.
    • (A) analyze the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of the toddler
    • (B) create play activities for a toddler’s growth and development such as mathematics, science, physical movement, outdoor play, art, and music

B. Play, literacy, and development

  • (1) The student analyzes roles and responsibilities of parenting.
    • (F) explain factors that contribute to literacy

C. Toddler growth and development

  • (4) The student investigates strategies for optimizing the development of toddlers of diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs.
  • (1) The student analyzes roles and responsibilities of parenting.
    • (C) identify patterns of typical growth and development of toddlers

D. Care and protection of toddlers

  • (4) The student investigates strategies for optimizing the development of toddlers of diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs.
    • (D) identify community resources relevant to the care and protection of toddlers, including child care services, health care services, and organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children

E. Nutrition

  • (4) The student investigates strategies for optimizing the development of toddlers of diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs.
    • (E) work independently or collaboratively to prepare snacks or meals that meet nutritional guidelines for toddlers such as caloric, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and portion control

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