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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 an 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.

Infant/Toddler Care Semester Schedule

First Year - Fall Semester

EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education Credits: 4
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community Credits: 3
EDU 144 Child Development I Credits: 3
    Credits: 10

First Year - Spring Semester

EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition Credits: 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos Credits: 3
    Credits: 6