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College Catalog 2014-2015

Infant and Toddler Care
Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AL, ELI, LO, MA

Purpose: 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.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor with the Early Childhood Programs for further information.

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.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHD 166 Infant and Toddler Programs 3
EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   10
2nd Semester
CHD 164 Working with Infants and Toddlers in Inclusive Settings 3
CHD 165 Observation/Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
Total   6
Total credits for the Infant and Toddler Care Career Studies Certificate=16

1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.