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Infant and Toddler Care

Offered by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) at Rappahannock Community College (RCC)

RCC and NOVA jointly offer the Career Studies Certificate in Infant and Toddler Care through the Shared Services Distance Learning program. Students may complete general education courses at RCC. CHD courses are offered through NOVA. Students will work closely with both RCC and NOVA advisors. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded the Career Studies Certificate from NOVA, and will have the opportunity to participate in RCC commencement. Students interested in the Infant and Toddler Care program should contact SharedServices@rappahannock.eduto begin the application process.

Program Information

This career studies certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to create and maintain learning environments that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers. In addition, this certificate program meets the requirements for the Virginia Infant Toddler Certificate (VIT), which has been approved by the national office of Head Start to meet credentialing requirements. Students seeking the VIT certificate are required to take CHD 167: Resource File, in addition to completing additional components and documentation, as required by VA DSS.

Admissions

Students interested in applying to the Infant and Toddler Care program must apply for entry to both Rappahannock Community College and Northern Virginia Community College. Valid First Aid and CPR Certificates must be presented at the time of completion of all course requirements in order to receive this Career Studies Certificate.

Curriculum
First Semester
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 0 3
CHD 166 Infant and Toddler Programs 3 0 3
EDU 235 Health Safety and Nutrition Education 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills1 1 0 1
Total 10 0 10
Second Semester
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
CHD 167 CDA Theories and Applications: Resource File or Elective 2 3 0 3
CHD 164 Working with Infant and Toddlers in Inclusive Settings 3 0 3
CHD 165 Observation / Participation in Early Childhood / Primary Settings 3 0 3
Total 9 0 9
1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 Students who will use this credential to satisfy national Head Start requirements will enroll in CHD 167 to prepare a portfolio to submit to VA DSS for evaluation. Students not using this credential in that way may choose any other general education or program specific 3 credit course that will help meet requirements for the Early Childhood Development certificate.

Total Minimum Credits: 19

Cost
Employment

This career studies certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to create and maintain learning environments that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers.

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