This 20-credit certificate is designed for students who desire to have additional proficiency in the area of infant and toddler care and curriculum. All courses transfer into the ECE A.A.S. degree program and some courses are also transferable to the A.A.T. in ECE degree program.
Graduates of the Proficiency in Infant/Toddler Development Certificate will be able to:
Apply child development and learning theories when choosing developmentally appropriate practices for specific groups of children
Write effective and developmentally appropriate lesson plans
Differentiate lessons and activities for a variety of purposes and groups of children
Demonstrate the skills needed to be an effective part of an educational team
Demonstrate the skills needed to communicate effectively with families and the community
Plan, implement, assess, and evaluate student learning outcomes and behavioral objectives in a variety of instructional settings
Identify the components of a nutritional diet for infants and toddlers and its relationship to the cognitive and physical development of infants and toddlers
Demonstrate the dispositions and behaviors consistent with professional practice and ethical standards as outlined in NAEYC, InTASC, and other current professional standards
Note: All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
Sequence of Study - Proficiency in Infant/Toddler Development Certificate
Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.