Infant/Toddler Development

Business Division
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.

Required Courses

CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community 3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 3
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHLD 64Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children 3
CHLD 72Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships 3
CHLD 73Infant and Toddler Development 3
CHLD 79Infant and Toddler Care and Education 3
CHLD 85Infants At Risk 3
CHLD 86Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar 2
CHLD 87Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 1
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

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.
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