Program Overview

Infant/Toddler Care Certificate

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

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start Programs, and other infant/toddler programs.

Early Childhood Higher Education Program - naeyc accreditedDurham Tech’s Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Spring Application Deadline is Oct 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours


Program Stats

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Average Salary of Certificate Holder

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Average Class Size


Estimated Completion Time

8 months

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
EDU-119 Introduction to Early Childhood, Education 4
EDU-153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
EDU-234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3