Prepares students to work with infants and toddlers in a licensed private, early head start, or in home program setting. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children birth-36 months and their families. This 45 clock hour off-campus practicum is to be taken concurrently with the corresponding section of CHD-205.
Students seeking the Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification may use the completed 45 practicum hours to help fulfill the required 480 hours working with Infants and Toddlers. Students must complete specific requirements before beginning a practicum experience. (see General Course Requirements).
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Students with a minimum of 45 hours of work or volunteer experience in the past 3 years in a licensed Infant or Toddler classroom may receive credit for the CHD 215 field experience. Verification of the 45 volunteer or work hours worked (within the last three years) will only be viewed and accepted if it is on an official program or school letterhead with contact information and a valid signature from the program director or principal.