Infant and Toddler Major

With just three additional classes in addition to the early childhood education curriculum, you’ll be prepared to care for the individual and group needs of children ages birth through 3 years.

This major gives students knowledge and skills needed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers, create responsive and safe environments and develop secure and trusting relationships with children and families.

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING

  • ODJFS licensed child care settings
  • Early Head Start

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N)

  • assistant teacher
  • teacher

Your pathway to a degree

You can start with a infant toddler certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in early childhood education – infant toddler:

  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Responsive Infant and Toddler Environment
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Infant Toddler Curriculum
  • Infant and Toddler Group Care
  • Relationship Development for Infants and Toddlers

Certificate Credits 17

Take these additional courses to earn an associate degree in early childhood education – infant toddler that you can take right to the workforce or easily transfer to a bachelor’s degree program:

  • Student Success Seminar
  • Observation, Assessment, and Group Management
  • Educational Technology
  • College Composition
  • Effective Speaking
  • General Psychology
  • Explorations in Modern Mathematics or Statistics
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Intro to the Teaching Profession
  • Language Arts
  • Educational Psychology
  • Natural Sciences (with lab) Elective
  • Community and Family-based Programs
  • The Exceptional Child
  • Early CHLD ED Tech Practicum
  • Ethics

Additional Credits 47

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE 64

Associate of applied science in early childhood education

  • The University of Akron

All education students are required to complete a background check through the Stark State College Security Office. Fees are $30 for state and $30 for federal.

  • Education Club
  • Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society)