Focuses on the manner in which a “prepared environment” leads to play while stimulating the development and educational growth of children from birth to 36 months. Students observe the effects of space, equipment, materials and relationships upon play, learning and discovery and plan developmentally appropriate learning activities. Incorporating and documenting routine care as an integral part of the curriculum will be emphasized. Students will attend a weekly three-hour infant/toddler practicum internship placement at an approved site. Students must complete a health form and criminal records check as required by the NH Childcare Licensing Bureau before beginning this practicum. Students are required to purchase a Taskstream electronic portfolio subscription. Offered fall semester.