Skip to main content

Infant/Toddler Care

Program Description

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.

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Program Head, Education/Program Head, Early Childhood Education
MAIN CAMPUS - Henderson
(252) 738-3471
Program Name Credit Hours Program Type
Administrative Assistant Certificate 16 Credits
Early Childhood General Education Certificate 16 Credits
Infant/Toddler Care 16 Credits
Early Childhood Diploma 38 Credits
Early Childhood Education – Local Track A.A.S. 66 Credits
Early Childhood Education – Transfer Track A.A.S. 74 Credits
Workforce Training

Program Details

Discover the specifics of our programs, including required courses, course sequence, pathways, and learning outcomes.

Once students have earned a grade of “C” or better in the EDU 119 course they will need to begin communications with the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDCDEE). It is the NCDCDEE that issues the NCECC to individuals not Vance-Granville Community College. After successfully completing the EDU 119 course individuals are required to obtain their NCID and then create a Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) WORKS account. It is here in which individuals will complete their NCECC application process and submit the official copy of their transcript to the North Carolina Division of Child Development.

Please visit the DCDEE WORKS tutorial for guidance.

Submitting Electronic Transcripts to the DCDEE

For more information or for assistance with completing the NCECC application process call: 919-527-6335 or 800-859-0829 (In-State only)

  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.