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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 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; communication skills with families 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.

Course and Hour Requirements

Required Courses

Credit Hours

EDU 119

Intro to Early Child Educ

4

EDU 131

Child, Family, and Community

3

EDU 144

Child Development I

3

EDU 153

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

3

EDU 234

Infant, Toddlers, and Twos

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 16

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