Infant/Toddler Care Certificate

Curriculum EDU.ITC.CERT (C420B)

The Infant/Toddler certificate program is designed for students wishing to prepare for entry-level positions in infant-care centers. The program’s emphasis is on infant/toddler development and creating appropriate environments and programs. A supervised, practical experience in an infant center will be an important component of the program.

Field experiences are requirements in all ECE classes, progressing from basic observations to a supervised observation/participation class, in program-approved and licensed Early Childhood programs. Experiences include working with children and families, curriculum development, team-teaching responsibilities, classroom management and guidance techniques.

The Triton College Infant/Toddler Care Certificate leads to a level 4 Gateways Illinois Infant/Toddler Credential upon completion of the following courses and an associate in applied science degree in Early Childhood Education.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ECE 110

Early Childhood Development

3

 

ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

 

ECE 115

Infant/Toddler Development

3

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

 

 

11

Semester Two

#

ECE 118

Health, Nutrition and Safety

3

#

ECE 122

Infant/Toddler Care and Curriculum

3

#

ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School

3

#

ECE 146

Child, Family & Community

2

 

 

 

11

 

 

Total credits required

22

See ECE course descriptions.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required as a prerequisite for each ECE course in all ECE programs.

Chairperson: Mary Ann Olson, Ext. 3672

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/InfantToddlerCare_Certificate_C420B.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.