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Infant and Toddler Specialization, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_CDIT

Control Number: 42109

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This certificate provides students with a specialized focus on the unique strengths and needs of infants and toddlers. Students will study the developmental stages from birth to age 3, understand the importance of relationship-based care, and programming considerations. It is also recommended for licensed Family Child Care Providers who care for young children in their homes. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses. 

Program Outcome

Meets Title 22 minimum licensing requirements for employment as an Infant-Toddler Teacher, and satisfies the specialization unit requirement for the Child Development Permit at the Master Teacher level. If paired with Child Development Lead Teacher certificate holder can be employed as an Infant-toddler Teacher, Lead Preschool Teacher or Mentor Teacher. 

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CDE A131Creativity for Children3
CDE A184Infant Development and Relationships3
CDE A220Infant and Toddler Programs3
Total Units9

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CDE A131 Creativity for Children 3
CDE A184 Infant Development and Relationships 3
CDE A220 Infant and Toddler Programs 3
 Total Units9