Infant/Toddler Certificate


The Infant/Toddler Certificate is designed to educate caregivers for employment in programs serving infants and toddlers. It is also recommended for Licensed Family Child Care Providers who care for very young children in their homes. Completion of this certificate will meet the State of California Title 22 requirements to teach infants and toddlers in a licensed facility. In many of the courses taken in this program, students will study, observe and learn utilizing the Child Development Laboratory Instructional Classrooms. Completion of this certificate will meet the requirements for six specialization units for the Title V Child Development Permit at the Master Teacher level. Completion of the AA or AS-T degree (transfer) in Child Development is strongly recommended for those students considering a professional career in the area of Infant Development. The Infant/Toddler Caregiver Certificate requires completion of 21 units. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (21 units):
CDES 120 FChild Development3
CDES 140 F Infant/Toddler Development and Observation3
CDES 141 F Principles of Infant/Toddler Care and Education3
CDES 201 F Child in the Home and Community3
CDES 208 F Working with Families of Children with Special Needs3
CDES 210 F Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar3
CDES 215 F Health, Safety, Food, and Nutrition for Children3
Total Units21

Outcome 1: Know and understand the established as well as recent theories of child development.

Outcome 2: Recognize and challenge issues of bias that children, individuals and families experience.

Outcome 3: Analyze and think critically about the teacher’s comprehensive role in infant/toddler learning and development settings.

Outcome 4: Apply human development theory to observation and practice.