A teacher leans over and points at a book in front of a small child who is staring intently at the page with a pencil in hand.


Cathy Collie-Robinson
Building 8, room 103K
919-536-7200, ext. 8057

* This program is financial aid eligible.
* This program can be completed online.

Infant/Toddler Care Certificate

Short Term

The Infant/Toddler Care curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers.

Course work includes infant/toddler growth and development: physical/nutritional needs of infants and toddlers; safety issues in the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design an implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Employment opportunities include infant/toddler teacher or caregiver, child care provider, or family child care provider.

Certificate course credits can be applied to the Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Transfer and Non-Transfer programs.

Uncertain about which pathway is right for you? View the Early Childhood Education Program Decision Chart.

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Fall Application Deadline is Jun 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
EDU-119 Introduction to Early Childhood, Education 4
EDU-144 Child Development I 3
EDU-153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3

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