Program Start Date: Fall and Spring terms
Minimum Program Length: 32 academic weeks; 2 terms; 22 credits
Curriculum Code: 70961
The Infant Toddler Certificate Program is designed to help upgrade and enhance the skills of infant and toddler child care professionals and also is open to those with no experience. Professionals working with children birth through three years old are provided with training related to experiences in growth and development, curriculum issues, and practical classroom experience. This certificate and the individual courses will lead to the Infant/Toddler credentials administered by the Center for Child Care Career Development if the student wishes to pursue these avenues.
Students gain infant toddler skills through rotations in child development centers, early Head Start, and/or special education facilities.
Graduates may work as a teacher’s aide in special education facilities or child development centers, or as teacher in a child development facility.
Student entering the program must have a criminal background investigation (CBI) and health form completed during ECD 102 . Any positive criminal background check within the last seven (7) years will result in the student being dismissed from the Early Care and Education Program.
A minimum of C or higher is required in all courses.
EEDA Career Cluster:
Education and Training