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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Infant and Toddler Certificate

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Program Start Date: Fall and Spring terms
Minimum Program Length: 32 academic weeks; 2 terms; 22 credits
Curriculum Code: 70961

Program Description

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.

Practical Experience

Students gain infant toddler skills through rotations in child development centers, early Head Start, and/or special education facilities.

Professional Opportunities

Graduates may work as a teacher’s aide in special education facilities or child development centers, or as teacher in a child development facility.

Unique Aspects

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

Total Credits: 22

Semester Display

Total Credits: 22

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:
1.    Plan and implement experiences for children from birth through age 3 which stimulate physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social development.
2.    Demonstrate professionalism through course work, observations, and field experiences in the early care and education environment for children from birth through age 3.
3.    Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and needs of children from birth through age 3.
4.    Identify and demonstrate the use of appropriate assessment with children from birth to age 3.
5.    Demonstrate family and community involvement within the early care and education field.
6.    Demonstrate their ability to speak, listen actively, and respond effectively.

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