Apr 10, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog

Infant/Toddler Care Certificate (C55290)


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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime and evening hours. The Certificate is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers.

Course work includes infant/toddler growth and development: physical/nutritional needs of infants and toddlers; safety issues in the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design an implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start Programs, and other infant/toddler programs.

Child Development Elective:


(Select a course from the following):

Total Credit Hours Required: 16


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 10


Spring – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 6


Grand Total Hours: Class 16 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 16


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