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.

Course work 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 infant/toddler programs.

Admission Requirement

Admission to this certificate requires that students satisfy the course prerequisite requirements.  Students may satisfy the requirements by successful completion of the Accuplacer exam or completion of the following courses:  DRE-097 and DRE-098.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2017-2018 (Updated Jun 28, 2017)

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, & Twos 3 0 0 3
Total: 9

Total Credit Hours: 16