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.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

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

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)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.