Care of the Young Child

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSVS1EC1051

Semester and Year Offered: Semester-1, Monsoon 2017

Course Coordinator and Team: Fariha Siddiqui, Dr Sunita Singh and Sheetal Nagpal

Email of course coordinator:

Pre-requisites None


The specific objectives of the course are to help students:

  • get hands on experience for their development as entrepreneurs of early childhood centres
  • be sensitive to the early childhood setting and with all children
  • develop skills for becoming a professional
  • plan diet menus for children with varied needs
  • Know skills and strategies related to care of the babies
  • Understand issues pertaining to disability and nutritional interventions

Course Outcomes:

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of skills and attitudes for their development as entrepreneurs of early childhood centres
  • Describe and analyse early childhood setting and prepare themselves for working with all children
  • Develop skills for becoming a professional
  • Explain ways of bathing babies
  • Prepare and feed young children
  • Soothe children while crying
  • describe the growth patterns from infancy to middle childhood years
  • explain different nutritional interventions as per the special needs of differently-abled children

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Workshop 2:  Care of the young child (1 credit)

These workshops will be linked to the course “Child Care and Well Being”. Pediatricians/ child care professionals/nurses may be invited for 3-4 workshops to provide an overview regarding knowledge and skills related to care of the infants and preschool age children in these workshops. Another set of 3-4 workshops may be related to the knowledge and skills of providing first aid to the children in case of minor injuries, accidents, bone fractures, animal bites, breathing difficulties, etc. and resuscitation of children. The experts (social workers/special educators/doctors) will also be invited to share their experiences of working with children with disabilities, orphans and sexually abused and battered children. These workshops can be organizedalong the following three broad themes:

Care of the Young Child : assessment type




Class participation and attendance



short in-class assignments



Field-based assignment


Suggested readings:

  1. Reynolds Center. (2014). Early childhood education: entrepreneurial opportunity? National Centre for BusinessJournalism. Retrieved from:
  2. Todd Grindal& Dana Charles McCoy. (September 17, 2016). Social Entrepreneurs Offer
  3. New Thinking on Old Challenges in Early Childhood.The Huffington Post.Retrieved from:
  4. Bassett, M. M. (1995). Infant and Child Care Skills.Delmar Publications.292 p.
  5. Armstrong, V.J. (2012). First Aid for Babies and Children Fast. Dorling Kindersley.
  6. Clement, I. Clement (2013). Textbook on First Aid and Emergency Nursing.Jaypee Brothers Publishers,
  7. Santosh, S. (2011).Baby & Child Care.Unicorn Books.
  8. Stoppard, M. (2008).New Babycare. DK Publishing.
  9. Baby Centre.Baby. Retrieved 10 March, 2017 from https://