Infant/Toddler Development

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Certificate T1318

The Infant/Toddler Certificate provides specialized skills and knowledge for working with infants and toddlers. This certificate exceeds Title 22 requirements for a fully qualified teacher of infants/toddlers by including the specified 3 Units related to infant care. With 350 days of experience, the completion of 16 specified G.E. Units in Areas A, B, C, and D and 2 adult supervision Units; this certificate meets Title 5 education requirements for the Master Teacher Level Permit. This permit authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children and serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Be grounded in Child Development knowledge (theory) and use their understanding of young children and their needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for each child.
  • Understand that successful programs depend upon partnerships with children's families and communities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community 3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 3
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 3
CHLD 73Infant/Toddler Care and Development 13
CHLD 85Infants At Risk 3
Choose four from the following:12
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
Music and Motor Development for Young Children
Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children
Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships
Total Units30

Students must provide documentation of influenza, pertussis (TDap), and measles immunization, as well as TB clearance, as required by SB792 prior to being permitted to enroll in this class. Instructions on submitting documentation are available at Child Development Center

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