Gainful Employment Disclosure
The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to create developmentally appropriate learning environments for infants and toddlers. This certificate also meets the requirements for the Virginia Infant Toddler Certificate (VIT), which has been approved by the national office of Head Start to meet credentialing requirements. Students wishing to earn the VIT certificate are required to take CHD 167: Resource File, as well as, complete additional components and documentation as required by VA DSS. Occupational opportunities include employment in child development programs and family child care homes.
Completion Requirements: Valid First Aid and CPR Certificates must be presented at the time of completion of all course requirements in order to receive this Career Studies Certificate.
1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
2 Students who will use this credential to satisfy national Head Start requirements will enroll in CHD 167 to prepare a portfolio to submit to VA DSS for evaluation. Students not using this credential in that way may choose any other general education or program specific 3 credit course that will help meet requirements for the Early Childhood Development certificate.