Certificate of Achievement in Infant Toddler Specialization

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

The infant/toddler specialization is a study of biological and environmental factors that influence children from birth to 36 months. Contextual influences on infant and toddler development will be examined and analyzed. Developmental concepts and theories in physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional domains of infants and toddlers will be explored. 

Program Outcomes

  • Summarize developmental milestones, characteristics, and growth patterns of children from conception through 36 months. 
  • Relate developmental theory to infant and toddler development, interactions, and relationships. 
  • Compare and contrast caregiving practices, environments, activities, and curriculum that support optimal development of children from birth to 36 months old. 

Career Opportunities

This specialization will prepare students to work in a program (family child care, licensed center-based infant/toddler classroom, etc.) serving children from birth to 36 months old. 

Program Requirements

CHLD 039Child Development-DS 13
CHLD 042Child, Family & Society-DS23
CHLD 126Observation and Assessment - DS33
CHLD 134Understanding Child Abuse3
CHLD 139Curriculum and Education for Infants and Toddlers3
CHLD 147Infant/Toddler Child Care - DS43

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Consumer & Family Studies Division Chair.