Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler

Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler

Short Term Technical Certificate - Curriculum Code #5158


The Infant and Toddler Short Term Technical Certificate has been designed to meet the needs of those persons who are interested in working with children ages six weeks to three. These courses were designed to provide basic information relative to developmental characteristics, curriculum organization, classroom programming, observation and record keeping. These courses can be applied towards the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

For more information about this certificate, please contact Kathleen Head at 440-366-7167 or khead@lorainccc.edu. 

Fall Semester
ECED 111 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 171 Health, Safety and Nutrition* 2
ECED 272 Infant and Toddler Development > 2
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester
ECED 271 Children with Special Needs


ECED 274 Infant and Toddler Practicum >


HLED 153 First Aid and Safety



Total Semester Credit Hours   16


All of these matriculate into the associate of arts degree in early childhood education.


  1. * Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite or can be taken concurrently with ECED 111.
  2. > Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
  3. Students must do the following to be eligible for the ECE Certificate of Completion:
    a) Compass Test;
    b) Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5;
  4. The following paperwork is required:
    a) GED or High School Diploma;
    b) Completed physical with TB Test;
    c) Three letters of reference;
    e) Signed Non-Conviction Statement and completed BCI/FBI;
    f)  Signed Confidentiality and Liability Statement.
  5. Fifty percent of coursework must be completed at LCCC to receive this certificate.
  6. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Established  September 2008
Revised        January 2014
Effective      August 2014

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