This program is for the 2020-2021 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
Infant and Toddler Care Certificate

The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years-of-age in diverse learning environments.  Students will combine learning theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers.

Coursework includes infant/toddler growth and development:  physical /nutritional needs of infants and toddlers;  safety issues in the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; communications skills with families and children; design and implantation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings.  Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreations centers, Early Head Start Programs, and other infants/toddler programs.

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Suggested Schedule for 2020-2021 (Updated Mar 20, 2020)

Infant/Toddler Care Certificate C55290

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4 0 0 4
EDU-144 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
Total: 7
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 0 3
EDU-153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 0 3
EDU-234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3 0 0 3
Total: 9

Total Credit Hours: 16