2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook

Infant/Toddler Care (C55290) Certificate


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Purpose


The Infant/Toddler Care Certificate 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.

Successful completers 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.

Total Credit Hours 16


Additional Curriculum Notes


  1. Check published course schedules for course offerings.
  2. Criminal Background Check: Students entering any Early Childhood Practicum are required to undergo a criminal background check and/or drug testing prior to participation at the practicum site. Students should be aware that their progress to completion might be limited by an inability to complete the practicum portion of the program. Additionally, students are responsible for submitting appropriate and required documentation to their practicum site director. The student is responsible for the scheduling and costs associated with completing this requirement and mandatory tests such as TB tests.
  3. All prerequsites must be satisfied before starting any course.

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