Infant-Toddler specialists work with young children from birth to age 3 in a variety of early care and education programs. It is the responsibility of the Infant-Toddler specialist to both nurture and provide developmentally appropriate education In safe, supportive environments.
ECED certificates have been aligned with state-wide standards to improve transferability. These certificates are “stackable,” i.e. build on each other, beginning with the ECED initial micro-certificate, which is equivalent to a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate, followed by any one of the 20-credit certificates. The State ECED certificate requires taking all of the courses listed for the “stackable” certificates plus the general education courses of ENGL& 101 and WMATH 100 or above. A certificate is awarded to students who complete the following courses with a 2.0 grade point average or above in each course.