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Infant and Toddler Development

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Infant and Toddler Development program prepares individuals with foundational knowledge on the development of the young child. Included topics are child health, physical milestones, and cognitive development. Also covered are adult/child relationship building, and communication and language acquisition.


Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2016 Summer
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

This program will be replaced by: CCL/5054 Foundations of Early Childhood Education

Academic Plan Code: 
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
EED205The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight3
EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness3
EED260Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship1
ITD200The Physical Child: Birth to Age Three3
ITD210Early Attachments, Relationships and Families: Birth to Age Three3
ITD220Cognition and Communication: Birth to Age Three3
  • Describe the physical development of young children and corresponding nutritional and fitness needs. (EED205, EED215, ITD200)
  • Examine appropriate health and safety standards, practices, and documentation in early childhood settings. (EED215, ITD200)
  • Contrast the major research and theories within the field of child development. (EED205, ITD210)
  • Summarize the cognitive and psychosocial development of the young child. (EED205, ITD210, ITD220)
  • Describe attachment and relationship development between adults and the young child and its impact on child development. (ITD210, ITD220)
  • Summarize language development and communication skills in the young child. (ITD220)
  • Apply early childhood education skills in the early care and education setting. (EED205, EED215, EED260, ITD200, ITD210, ITD220)
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: RS, SM

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