Infant/Toddler Specialized Diploma (ECCD)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

Intended to prepare graduates for employment as an infant and toddler assistant group or group supervisor in early care and education settings with infant/toddler programs. It is designed to articulate into Lehigh Carbon Community College's Early Childhood Associate degree program and is also designed to enhance Lehigh Carbon Community College's Early Childhood/Early Intervention Associate degree program.

Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  • identify patterns of growth and development for children ages 3 and under.
  • plan curriculum experiences that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers..
  • design a healthy and safe environment that supports infant and toddler growth and development.
  • describe the importance of collaborative family relationships in working with infants and toddlers.
Infant/Toddler Specialized Diploma (ECCD)
Summer Credits
ECE 125* Educ & Care of Infants & Todd
3
ECE 140* Observation & Recording Tech 3
ECE 215* Language and Literature 3
ECE 225 Early Childhood Prof Seminar
3
ECI 240 Teach Infants w/Spec Needs
3
     
  Total Credits 15

*Early care and education centers with infant and toddler classrooms (30 hours per designated course) field experience and observation. Physical exam and TB test required.
This program qualifies as the PA Pathways Infant and Toddler Advanced Certificate Program.