If you love working with infants and toddlers in a child-care setting and you have no prior college background in Early Childhood Education, this 12-credit certificate at Dean College is just what you need to get started.
This Certificate in Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler is specifically designed for students who are particularly interested in working with infants and toddlers in a child care setting. In addition to completing specific courses, students seeking qualification from the Massachusetts Office for Child Care Services/Department of Early Education and Care Director qualification must complete requisite field experience according to the OCCS/DEEC regulation.
If you are particularly interested in working with infants and toddlers in a child care setting, we recommend earning your certificate in Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler.
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Below you will find a table of course numbers, course names and the credits required to earn a certificate in Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Required|
|EDU 111||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDU 114||Infants & Toddlers: Care and Curriculum||3|
|EDU 130||Classroom Behavior Management||3|
|EDU 251||Child Growth and Development||3|
View the School of Continuing Studies Academic Catalog for more program information and requirements.
Students begin the program with Introduction to Early Childhood Education, a course designed to introduce them to the field as well as to careers in early childhood education. Additionally, the course aids in the development of organizational, critical thinking and study skills that can remain useful for life.
The Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler certificate program is designed to provide a solid foundation in core subjects such as:
- Introduction to Early Childhood Education
- Infants and Toddlers Care and Curriculum
- Classroom Behavior Management
- Child Growth and Development
By completing the Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler certificate program at Dean, students have the opportunity to pursue opportunities working with infants and toddlers in a child care setting. Early Childhood Education graduates can go on to pursue careers as teachers, day care providers, social services professionals and more.
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