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Program Overview

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.

Career and College Promise:

This program is offered through our Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program.

Employment Opportunities:

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.

ONLINE PROGRAM INFORMATION: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Program Contacts:

Kayla Norman

Lead Instructor - Education

Certificate Curriculum


EDU-119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
EDU-153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
EDU-131 Child, Family, and Community 3
EDU-144 Child Development I 3
EDU-234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 16 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program (C55290X). CCP students should complete this certificate over two semesters.

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Program Costs

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,299.00 $4,371.00
Books and Supplies $582.75 $582.75
Total Cost $1,881.75 $4,953.75

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