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.

Last Update Effective: 8/23/09

Semester One

Credit Hours


ECE 110

Early Childhood Development



ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education



ECE 115

Infant/Toddler Development



HTH 281

First Aid & CPR






Semester Two


ECE 118

Health, Nutrition and Safety



ECE 122

Infant/Toddler Care and Curriculum



ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School



ECE 146

Child, Family & Community








Total credits required


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

See ECE course descriptions.

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