ECE Infant Care Teacher

Program Code: 3P40950

The Infant Care Teacher certificate is designed, as an optional level in a series of certificate options, to prepare students for entry into child care and education support in a variety of state licensed facilities including preschool and child care center. In addition to the requirements of completing eight core courses, students can be expected to learn the following: theories, principles and practices of an infant/toddler program. Content includes respectful and responsive caregiving, licensing and regulation issues, philosophy, infant and family needs, activities and routines, and enriching, safe, healthy environments with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive care in group settings. Students completing these courses will meet the requirements of the Department of Social Services to work in a licensed private preschool or child care center as a fully qualified infant care teacher.

Core Courses
ECED 100 Early Childhood Development54
ECED 105 Family and Community Relationships36
ECED 120 Curriculum for Early Childhood Education, Introduction54
ECED 115 Child Health and Safety36
ECED 110 Early Childhood Education: Principles and Practice54
ECED 205 Children with Special Needs36
ECED 210 Infant-Toddler Care and Education54
MEDO 118 Pediatric First Aid & CPR (or any Title 22 Recognized Heartsaver Pediatric CPR/First Aid Training)8
Total Hours332
First Year
Semester 1HoursSemester 2Hours
ECED 10054ECED 11054
ECED 10536ECED 20536
ECED 12054ECED 21054
ECED 11536MEDO 1188
 180 152
Total Hours 332

ECED 100 54 Hours Early Childhood Development

An introduction to the developmental stages of children from prenatal to middle childhood with emphasis on the physical, cognitive, language and social/emotional milestones. Application of developmental and learning theories addressed. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECED 105 36 Hours Family and Community Relationships

Examination of the sociological relationships between family and society; institutional, racial, social, and economical factors affecting the family and the child. Textbook required. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECED 110 54 Hours Early Childhood Education: Principles and Practice

Course examines the history, basic principles, and philosophies of various types of early childhood programs, emphasizing the role of the adult and characteristics of quality programs. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing, for employment in private facilities only. Textbook required. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECED 115 36 Hours Child Health and Safety

For teachers and directors of pre-schools, this course will focus on the skills and knowledge needed for developing emergency plans and responding to health and safety issues in the classroom. Textbook required. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECED 120 54 Hours Curriculum for Early Childhood Education, Introduction

Prerequisite(s): ECED 100: Early Childhood Development.

This course provides the foundation for curriculum planning, implementation, observation, assessment and evaluation. Emphasis includes modalities, learning styles, environments, activities, schedules, routines and adaptations to facilitate learning for all children. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. Textbook required. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECED 205 36 Hours Children with Special Needs

This course offers a broad study of children with special needs and early childhood education as it relates to inclusion. This course covers federal and state laws and regulations, terminology and definitions, appropriate practices and intervention. This course is part of a program approved by Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECED 210 54 Hours Infant-Toddler Care and Education

This course explores the theories, principles and practices of an infant/toddler program. Content includes respectful, responsive care giving; licensing and regulation issues; and enriching, safe, healthy developmentally appropriate environments. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

MEDO 118 8 Hours Pediatric First Aid & CPR

This 8-hour course teaches individuals to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, pediatric first aid and injury prevention. Upon successful completion, students will receive an Adult, Infant, Child CPR and Pediatric First Aid certificate valid for 2 years. This class meets California requirements or daycare providers. (Apportionment)