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The Infant-Toddler Certificate program of study provides 45 clock-hours of professional development needed for early childhood professionals providing care for infants and toddlers. The program focuses on the core knowledge areas of Health and Safety, Language Development, Child Development, Assessment, Guidance, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
Upon satisfactorily completing the Infant-Toddler Certificate program, students should be able to:
- Identify developmental principles, domains, and major milestones for typical infants and toddlers
- Demonstrate understanding of the responsibilities of a mandated reporter and practices necessary to protect young children abuse and neglect
- Identify recommended health and safety policies and practices for the infant-toddler environment
- Demonstrate understanding of basic strategies and practices for assessing young children’s grown and development
- Identify recommended positive guidance practices for the infant-toddler environment
- Demonstrate understanding of recommended strategies for promoting early literacy skills
- Identify recommended activities and other elements of effective curriculum in the infant-toddler setting
- Identify all basic practices for safe, healthy, positive, developmentally appropriate daily care of infants and toddlers
- Identify recommended strategies for communicating with families and promoting a safe, healthy home environment
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of professionalism in the early childhood industry and develop a professional autobiography to identify career accomplishment and goals
Students enrolled in the Infant-Toddler Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
- Competency based multiple-choice questions
- Student written essays with written feedback
- Student activity and/or observations with written feedback
- End of Course Quizzes in multiple-choice format
- Cumulative Final Exam in multiple-choice format
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED obtained from institutions accredited and recognized by U. S. Department of Education and submit documentation as proof. High school diplomas issued by private schools that are registered with the Florida Department of Education will also be accepted. Diplomas earned outside the U. S. or presented in a language other than English must be translated by a member of the American Translators Association, an approved credential evaluation agency approved by the Bureau of Educators Certification, or an accredited college/university.
- Must have access to a computer and printer
- Must have a valid email address
- Must be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the course is presented in to understand and complete the course material
- Several courses within this program require observation, assessment, and practical application of learning principles in an early childhood learning environment. Students must be working in or have access to an early childhood environment to successfully complete these courses.
Textbook Information: No textbook is required to complete this certificate program.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program’s applicability toward state requirements.
Program Code: 1601-ITC
Program Length: 45 Hours
IACET CEU Value: 4.5 CEUs
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 180 days from enrollment date
Tuition Cost: $424
Application Fee: $75
Total Program Cost: $499
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