Infant/Toddler Care

What you can get

Early Childhood Education: 
Certificate Program
 - Emphasis in Infant/Toddler Care
Certificate - Infant/Toddler Care (High School Career and College Promise)

What its all about

The Infant/Toddler Care 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 young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Jobs available

  • Childcare teacher
  • Exceptional Children Assistant
  • Family Childcare Provider
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Before and After School Counselor
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Parent Educator

Courses you'll take

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 parents and children; design and implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

What you'll gain

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start programs, and other infant/toddler programs.


Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the sequence of typical development from conception through two years of age.
  2. Recognize the indicators of atypical development in infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to engage in appropriate interactions with infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
  4. Recognize developmentally appropriate environments for infants, toddlers, and twos.
  5. Recognize the characteristics and skills of an effective teacher of infants, toddlers, and twos.
  6. Discuss the elements of quality in a program for children under three.