Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Programs for Infants and Toddlers

This course is specifically designed for caregivers of infants and toddlers. The class focuses on the growth and development of the child, prenatal through three years of age, within various social contexts. Topics include fostering relationships, implementing health and safety practices, designing early learning environments and activities, accommodating individual differences, and creating partnerships with parents and families. This course meets state licensing requirements for child care providers.

Subject: CHLD
Course Number: 111
Section Number: 2377
Units: 3
Instructor: Deardurff, Debbie

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
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Phone: 760-757-2121 x1272
Instructor notes:

This course begins on January 22nd and ends May 25th. Students will receive a welcome letter with more information prior to the course start date.

 Please review some important facts and helpful information to get you started:

Course Access-This course will be 100% online.

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Required Textbook:

Gonzales-Mena, J. & Widmeyer Eyer , D. (2014). Infants, Toddles, and Caregivers: A curriculum of respectful, responsive, relationship-based care and education (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill..

Here are some options for acquiring the text:

MiraCosta Bookstore: Purchase new and used books OR book rental in person or online, for more info go to:

Textbook Loan Program: Students may qualify to borrow up to 4 books per semester. Application required, for more info visit:

Library: The department has copies of the required textbook on Open Reserve in the library for 2 hour check out, for more information go to:

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