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.


At successful completion of the Infant/Toddler Care Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • recognize Developmentally Appropriate Practice for infants and toddlers in all aspects of curriculum and instruction;
  • describe the developmental characteristics and needs of children birth through age eight with an emphasis on infant and toddler development;
  • utilize observation, documentation, and assessment to inform their practices with young children;
  • establish respectful and reciprocal relationship with children and their families;
  • create classroom environments that promote respect and acceptance for human diversity; and
  • recognize professional practices that are aligned with NAEYC Professional Standards and Code of Ethical Conduct.

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECE 110Early Child Development

3 credits

ECE 111Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

ECE 115Infant Toddler Development

3 credits

HTH 281First Aid CPR AED

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:11

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECE 118Health, Nutrition & Safety #

3 credits

ECE 122Infant/Toddler Care and Curriculum #

3 credits

ECE 142Students With Disabilities in School #

3 credits

ECE 146Child, Family & Community

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:11

Total Credit Hours: 22

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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