Are you passionate about caring for the youngest members of our community? ChildCareEds 45-Hour Infant and Toddler Curriculum Course is your essential gateway to a fulfilling career in infant and toddler child care. This course equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the best care and education to infants and toddlers, from birth to age 3. By understanding the unique needs and developmental milestones of this age group, you become an essential caregiver who shapes the early experiences of these young learners, setting them on a path to lifelong success.
Students who wish to follow along with a book can purchase on their own, The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos by Diane Trister Dodge ISBN: 1879537400
ISBN13: 9781879537408, This book is NOT required but can be a helpful resource
Format: 33 hours of Zoom/12 hours of online
Requirements and Expectations of students:
100% Completion of Online Modules: All online modules (3 hours each) must be completed by the last day of class.
100% Participation: Each participant is expected to contribute to class discussions in an active and professional manner, supporting the participation of other class members. Your contributions are to be based on an informed and professional position.
100% Attendance: Because this is an interactive class, attendance is not only important but vital. An excused absence requires a note from a physician. Certain family emergencies may qualify for an excused absence. All missed work from an excused partial missed class must be made up by the next class session. A full day of missed classes must be made up in the next 45-hour Zoom session.
This Methods and Materials Training (this is the instructor-led version of the online Curriculum training) satisfies half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours for child care teachers and directors. This course and a 45-hour growth and development course are required to complete the 90-hour certification for child care. If you have been issued a voucher from MSDE for this course it MUST be completed 2 weeks before the expiration date that is on your voucher. Please check your voucher for this date. Training Approval number PSO-30299 Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4. Earns 4.5 CEUs/45 clock hours.