The certificate prepares the student to work with infants and toddlers at the most basic level. All students must have a high school diploma or GED®.

16 Credit Hours
Curriculum code 1472

Required General Education Courses – 3 credit hours
COM-101   Composition I – 3

Required career courses – 10 credit hours
ECE-105   Health, Safety and Nutrition – 3
ECE-107   Infant and Toddler Development – 3
ECE-202   Growth and Development/Young Child – 3
ECE-211   Special Topics in Education – 1
(10 hours of supervised experience in infants and toddlers)

Elective – select 3 credit hours from the following:
ECE-109   Child, Family and Community – 3
ECE-201   Math, Science and Social Studies- 3
ECE-205   Curriculum – Early Childhood Programs – 3
EDU-104   Intro to the Foundations of Reading – 3

Other Requirements
Membership in a related professional organization. This can be accomplished in ECE-107 Infant and Toddler Development.

Note: Students who successfully complete the coursework for this certificate will be eligible to apply for IL ECE Credential-Level 2. See www.ilgateways.com/en/credentials.

Suggested Schedule

Semester 1 – 9 credit hours
COM-101   Composition I – 3
ECE-105   Health, Safety and Nutrition – 3
ECE-107   Infant and Toddler Care – 3

Semester 2 – 7 credit hours
ECE-202   Growth and Development/Young Child – 3
ECE-211   Special Topics in Education – 1
(15 hours of observation)
___-___   Career Elective – 3

For more about the number of semesters, expected costs and job outlook for this certificate program, see the college’s Gainful Employment Information.

For course descriptions, program requirements and graduation information, please review the college’s catalog.


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