The infant/toddler certificate provides students with a specialized focus on the unique strengths and needs of infants and toddlers. Students will study the comprehensive development of the young child, birth to three years, with a focus on understanding current brain research and best caregiving practices. The practicum component of the program will support the students as they transfer their learning to their work with young children. The program is available for early childhood educators, parents, administrators and health care professionals. The certificate is 19 credit hours, with 10 of the credit hours applying to the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. Degree: Students may apply credits toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes:
1. Developmental Knowledge. Use comprehensive developmental knowledge and observation to design, implement and evaluate individual and group curriculum experiences for infants and toddlers.
2. Environment. Create respectful, healthy and safe physical and interpersonal environments for infants and toddlers, utilize responsive verbal and non-verbal caregiver strategies, select appropriate materials and follow sanitary guidelines.
3. Family and Community. Design experiences and utilize caregiver strategies that support family involvement and reciprocal relationships.
4. Professionalism. Perform professionally and ethically, use self reflection and knowledge, access resources and use Standard English in writing and speaking.
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes: Infant/Toddler Certificate of Proficiency Outcomes
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