ECE Infant Toddler Certificate
Applicants must have at least one year’s experience working with infants and toddlers in a licensed center-based or licensed family day care program and have a high school diploma or G.E.D or higher education and evidence of a current First Aid Certificate and CPR training. Applicants who have earned a CDA with Infant/Toddler Endorsement or Family Day Care Endorsement meet requirements for 6 credits applied to Health, Safety & Nutrition and Methods & Techniques for Infants/Toddlers. The Certificate in Infant/Toddler Care (CITC) is a voluntary professional development certificate created through collaboration among Charter Oak State College and Connecticut Charts-A-Course along with local and statewide experts in the field. The certificate is based on core competencies consistent with Connecticut’s Guidelines for the Development of Infant and Toddler Early Learning. This program of study provides infant/toddler specialists the ability to attain a certificate that demonstrates they have the specialized knowledge and experience to promote positive outcomes for the infants and toddlers with whom they work.
The need for high quality infant and toddler care is ever growing. Students who obtain this certificate, granted by Charter Oak, demonstrate to employers that they have both knowledge and skills with this age group of children.