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HUMAN SERVICES - EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT OPTION - INFANT/TODDLER CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Applied Science with a major in Infant/Toddler

The Infant/Toddler Certificate was developed in response to the increasing demand for quality childcare for children aged birth to three. The purpose of this program is to provide graduates with skills and knowledge in the areas of growth and development, guidance, exceptionality, inclusion and early intervention, socialization, and curriculum issues and trends. This program is for providers currently caring for children as well as individuals preparing to enter the profession.

Early childhood and child-care workers are employed in private and public centers, school systems, community and state agencies, as well as, religious institutions. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor, the average for early childhood and child-care workers is $15,100. The projected growth in job opportunities for early childhood and child-care workers is 21-35% for the next ten years.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED (NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must score 61 or better on the reading portion of the COMPASS test. )

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 101 Introduction To Early Childhood 3 0 3
ECD 102 Growth & Development I 2 3 3
ECD 200 Curriculum Issues in Infant and Toddler Development 3 0 3
ECD 205 Socialization And Group Care of Infants and Toddlers 2 3 3
ECD 207 Inclusive Care 2 3 3
ECD 251 Supervised Field Experiences in Infant/Toddler Environment 3 0 3
15 9 18
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  18

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 101 Introduction To Early Childhood 3 0 3
ECD 102 Growth & Development I 2 3 3
ECD 200 Curriculum Issues in Infant and Toddler Development 3 0 3
8 3 9

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 205 Socialization And Group Care of Infants and Toddlers 2 3 3
ECD 207 Inclusive Care 2 3 3
ECD 251 Supervised Field Experiences in Infant/Toddler Environment 3 0 3
7 6 9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  18

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

There is no further information provided.