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 and 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 curricula 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, Head Start Programs, and other infant and toddler programs.