2019-2020 Catalog

Infant and Toddler Development

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Certificate in Applied Science

21 Credit Hours

The Infant and Toddler Development certificate program upgrades and enhances the skills of infant and toddler child care professionals and also is open to those with no experience. This certificate is organized with standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Professionals working with children birth through two years old are provided with adequate training related to experiences in growth and development; curriculum issues; guidance; exceptionality and early intervention; creative experiences; safety, health and nutrition; and socialization.

Major Requirements

ECD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood 3
ECD 102 Growth and Development I 3
ECD 200 Curriculum Issues in Infant and Toddler Development 3
ECD 205 Socialization and Group Care of Infants and Toddlers 3
ECD 207 Inclusive Care for Infants and Toddlers 3
ECD 243 Supervised Field Experience I 3
ECD 246 Designing Quality Infant and Toddler Environments 3

Total:   21

Admission Requirements

Admission into this program requires proof of high school graduation (or GED) and qualifying placement levels.

Program admission requires that students have a health assessment denoting good health, a negative tuberculosis skin test and compliance with technical standards. A clear criminal background check by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) also is required. In addition to SLED background checks, some child development centers and schools may require fingerprinting. Students entering laboratory courses may opt to be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting and a SLED background check are required for the early care and education workforce