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Infant / Toddler Care – Certificate

Credential: Certificate
Code: C55290

The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual setting with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes infant/toddler growth and development: physical/nutritional needs of infants and toddlers; safety issues in communication skills with parents and children; design and implementation 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, recreational centers, early Head Start programs, and other infant/toddler programs.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
EDU 144 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 0 0 4
EDU 119 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
–OR–
PSY 244 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrit 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3 0 0 3
Total Semester Hours 16 0 0 16