Child Development - Infant/Toddler Care Teacher (Certificate N0864)

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Certificate N0864
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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 13
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CHLD 72Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships1
CHLD 73Infant and Toddler Development 13
CHLD 79Infant and Toddler Care and Education 13
CHLD 85Infants At Risk3
CHLD 86Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar2
CHLD 87Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 21
Total Units25

Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required.


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. Instruction 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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CHLD 5 Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 3
CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development 3
Spring Term 1
CHLD 50 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHLD 73 Infant and Toddler Development 3
CHLD 1 Child, Family, School and Community 3
Fall Term 2
CHLD 79 Infant and Toddler Care and Education 3
CHLD 72 Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships 1
Spring Term 2
CHLD 85 Infants At Risk 3
CHLD 86 Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar 2
CHLD 87 Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 1
Certificate: Ch Dev - Infant/Toddler Teacher N0864 4  
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 Total Units25
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