Infant and Toddler Specialization (MR)
This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.
The Infant and Toddler Specialization certificate represents a composite of child development knowledge, skills, and responsibilities integral to working with children ages zero to three. Specific courses emphasize a responsive approach to the care and education of infants and toddlers in center-based programs and family child care homes.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Identify the patterns of development for children ages zero to three in the areas of the physical, cognitive and psychosocial domains.
- Understand and implement health and safety practices in environmental concerns and in individual child cleansing and feeding routines.
- Create and maintain an environment of care and learning specific to young infants and newly mobile children.
- Select equipment and materials conducive to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs of infants and toddlers.
- Plan and implement a curriculum based on a blend of routine and play activities.
- Use observation to assess child development, curriculum success, and environmental standards of quality, and then implement program adjustments based on assessment outcomes.
|Required Courses (12 units)||Units|
|EAR-33||Infant and Toddler Development||3|
|EAR-34||Infant and Toddler Care and Education||3|
|EAR-35||Practicum in Infant and Toddler Care||3|