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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

ChildCare Education Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience

Infant-Toddler Certificate


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

December 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify developmental principles, domains, and major milestones for typical infants and toddlers; explain responsibilities of a mandated reporter and practices necessary to protect young children abuse and neglect; identify recommended health and safety policies and practices for the infant-toddler environment; discuss basic strategies and practices for assessing young children’s grown and development; identify recommended positive guidance practices for the infant-toddler environment; list recommended strategies for promoting early literacy skills; identify recommended activities and other elements of effective infant-toddler curriculum; identify all basic practices for safe, healthy, positive, developmentally appropriate daily care of infants and toddlers; identify recommended strategies for communicating with families and promoting a safe, healthy home environment; and discuss the importance of professionalism in the early childhood industry and develop a professional autobiography to identify career accomplishment and goals.


This course is taught in an online module format consisting of ongoing and cumulative objective-based assessments (quizzes and final exam), open-ended essays, student activity, and formal observations with written feedback. Students receive monitoring and feedback from personal Education Coaches throughout the process. Major topics include child development principles, health, safety, nutrition standards, child assessment, positive guidance strategies, classroom management, curriculum planning, partnering with families, and professionalism.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education (12/23).