Contact Information

Division of Arts & Sciences

Contact Information for Infant/Toddler Care
Phone (252) 738-3471
Email bennettt@vgcc.edu
Office Room 6112,
Main Campus

Infant/Toddler Care

The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers.

Course work includes infant/toddler growth and development: physical/nutritional needs of infants and toddlers; safety issues in the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design an implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start Programs, and other infant/toddler programs.

Program Outcomes
  1. Early Childhood students will be able to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
  2. Early Childhood students will be able to design and implement developmentally effective curriculum that addresses all domains of learning.
  3. Early Childhood students will be able to support and empower all children, families, and communities through trusting and respectful reciprocal relationships.
  4. Early Childhood students will be able to use authentic assessment responsibly to make informed decisions to guide all children's learning.
  5. Early Childhood students will be able to communicate effectively using standard written and verbal skills.
  6. Early Childhood students will serve as a leader, advocate, and professional in the field of early education.