Infant/Toddler Care Certificate


Official Program Description registered with the NC Community College System:

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 and 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Infant/Toddler Care Certificate program, a graduate should be able to:

  • Create learning environments that are healthy respectful and supportive and challenging for the infant/toddler.
  • Involve families and communities in children's development and learning
  • Use observation and documentation and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches.
  • Design and implement developmentally effective curriculum that addresses all domains of learning.
  • Demonstrate leadership, advocacy and professionalism in the field of early education.

Certificate Awarded

An Infant/Toddler Care Certificate is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Placement tests in reading and mathematics are required to determine entry-level courses.

First Step To Enroll:

Call the Admissions and Records Office at (919) 739-6720.

First Semester

EDU 119Introduction to Early Childhood Education


EDU 144Child Development I


EDU 131Child, Family, and Community


Total Credit Hours:10

Second Semester

EDU 153Health, Safety and Nutrition


EDU 234Infants, Toddlers, and Twos


Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 16