The undergraduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Care covers the planning and implementing of infant and toddler programs in group care settings. You’ll look at topics such as infant and toddler developmental milestones, abnormal development and disease, parenting, and family dynamics. This concentrated, 6-course program is intended for undergraduate students who wish to further their knowledge in infant and toddler care without committing to a degree program.

Note: Completion of this certificate does not qualify you to apply for teaching licensure.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify cognitive, physical, social, and emotional changes that occur in early childhood.
  • Explore the relationship between a child’s development and interactions with parents, siblings, peers, and teachers.
  • Examine the fundamentals of infant and toddler development including planning and implementation of programs in daycare.
  • Develop knowledge of formal and informal methods of gathering data on young children.
  • Apply interpersonal, group, and presentational communication skills that are applicable in personal and professional cross-cultural environments.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

CHFD210Childhood Educational Development3
CHFD212Infant and Toddler Programs3
CHFD308Infant-Toddler Development3
CHFD312Special Needs Students3
COMM240Intercultural Communication3
EDUC111Observation Techniques3
Total Semester Hours18