About the Program

The 18-hour Infant/Toddler Certificate is designed for the early childhood professional who works with or is interested in working with children from birth through two years of age. Settings could include family child care, group homes, child care centers, Early Head Start, early intervention, or parenting programs. All courses are based on best practices for infant/toddler caregiving as specified in the WestEd Program for Infant Toddler Care.

Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation logo This program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® South Carolina.  A project of South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development If you are currently working in child care you may qualify for a scholarship to help with the costs of tuition and textbooks.  Please click the following link to find out more about the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship.


Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses offered for each of the following programs for the grade to be counted toward graduation. With the exception of ECD 101, Introduction to Early Childhood, and SAC 101, Best Practices in School-Age and Youth Care, all ECD students must take the placement test and complete (or test out of) ENG 100 and RDG 100. Students enrolled in lab classes must complete a SLED background check, physical, and TB test before attending lab sites. Please see your advisor about lab site forms and requirements.

For Early Childhood Development students interested in transferring to a four-year institution, please see an ECD Advisor to discuss various program plans and additional transfer information.


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