Early Childhood - Infant/Toddler Care Certificate [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 settings 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 the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; 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.

(Courses for this certificate program are offered day, evening, online and/or hybrid)

Curriculum Courses by Semester

  Hours/Week Sem. Hrs.
  Class Lab Wk. Exp. Credit
First Year: Fall Semester
EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Ed 4 0 0 4
EDU 131 Child, Family & Community 3 0 0 3
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
  10 0 0 10
First Year: Spring Semester
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infant, Toddlers & Twos
  6 0 0 6


Note: If you have questions concerning course content, contact your advisor:

Angela Cox - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 336-633-0258