Child Development - Infant and Toddler Certificate of Achievement
The Infant/Toddler Certificate is designed to be the first step toward obtaining entry-level employment specializing in infant/toddler care. Students will be prepared to work with infants/toddlers (0-36 months) enabling the student to assist a teacher in a public infant/toddler program or teach infants/toddlers in a private child care setting. The Infant/Toddler Certificate requires 25 CD units, which includes four units of CD Practicum/Field Work experience with infants/toddlers.
|CD 105||Child Growth and Development||3|
|or CD 105H||Child Growth and Development - Honors|
|CD 111||Observation and Assessment in Child Development||3|
|CD 126||Child, Family, and the Community||3|
|CD 127||Guidance of Children||3|
|CD 185||Infant/Toddler Growth and Development||3|
|CD 186||Infant and Toddler Curriculum||3|
|CD 244||Children with Special Needs||3|
|Experience Working with Children from Ages Birth-24 Months:|
|CD 205||Child Development Practicum / Field Experience||4|
|or CD 210||Infant and Toddler Practicum|
Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.
This is a Gainful Employment Program
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify and assess patterns of typical and atypical development for infants and toddlers.
- Observe and assess components of infant and toddler environments and compare with high quality components, health and safety & licensing regulations, foundations and guidelines.
- Observe and assess development of infants and toddlers and plan and create individual curriculum to meet the unique needs of each child.
- Develop strategies to form partnerships with parents and identify local resources for families of infants and toddlers.
- Create a developmentally appropriate philosophy for working with infants and toddlers in groups based on best practices and current research.