Early Childhood Development - Infant & Toddler

Degree Type: 

Career Studies Certificate

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Early Childhood Development - Infant and Toddler Career Studies Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is designed to prepare students to provide developmentally appropriate learning environments for infants and toddlers. This certificate provides the entry-level competencies documented by Virginia’s Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals.  These competencies include health, safety and nutrition, understanding child growth and development, appropriate child observation and assessment, partnering with familes and community, learning environment, effective interactions, program management, teacher qualifications, and professional development curriculum.   

Employment opportunites include positions in childcare centers, Early Head Start classrooms, family day care homes, preschool programs, centers for children with special needs, residential childcare facilities, and industry associated centers.

Students accepted into the program will plan their coursework with the aid of the Program Coordinator or with the dean of the Division of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. 

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Child Care Worker
  • Education Administrator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
CHD 164 Working with Infants and Toddlers in Inclusive Settings
PSY 235 Child Psychology / 3 Credit Hours