Early Childhood Education Infant - Toddler Level – Certificate


Apply child development theory to practice.

Observe, record, and assess child growth and development of children ages 0- 2 years old.

Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants and toddlers

Incorporate developmentally appropriate guidance strategies for working with infants and toddlers.

Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices according to local, state, and national standards.

Provide a respectful, diverse, and inclusive program.

Use interpersonal skills to develop respectful relationships with children and adults.

Demonstrate professional and ethical standards.

Advocate for children, families, and the profession.

Program Overview

The Illinois Gateway Level Infant Toddler Level Two Credential is designed to support movement through the state of Illinois Career Lattice. The Infant Toddler Level Two Credential includes 15 semester hours of early childhood education coursework and expands on foundational professional knowledge while supporting progression to the Level Three Credential or direct exit into the field.

Additional Program Information

Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development and are not granted through the Illinois Community College Board.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

ECED 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

ECED 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

ECED 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

ECED 2153Infant/Toddler Care

3 Credits

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