Infant and Toddler Care
The Infant and Toddler Care Certificate curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine theory and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers. Graduates will be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs.
Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children.
Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school age programs.
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- Identify and explain the multiple interacting influences that impact learning and development among young children.
- Identify and explain the important and complex characteristics of children's families and communities.
- Identify and employ a variety of assessment tools that promote development and learning in young children.
- Design and implement activities that promote development and learning between children and families.
- Demonstrate professional conduct as members of the early childhood profession.
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$13.26 average salary per hour.
$27,570 average salary per year.
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