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Certificate in Infant-Toddler Care

The Certificate in Infant/Toddler Care (CITC) is a voluntary professional development certificate created through collaboration among Charter Oak State College and Connecticut Charts-A-Course along with local and statewide experts in the field.  The certificate is based on core competencies consistent with Connecticut's Guidelines for the Development of Infant and Toddler Early Learning. This program of study provides infant/toddler specialists the ability to attain a certificate that demonstrates they have the specialized knowledge and experience to promote positive outcomes for the infants and toddlers with whom they work.

To Apply

Applicants must have at least one year's experience working with infants and toddlers in a licensed center-based or licensed family day care program and have a high school diploma or G.E.D or higher education and evidence of a current First Aid Certificate and CPR training. 

Certificate Education Requirements

Requirements for the certificate consist of four courses (12 credits), including one (1) course focused on development of infants/toddlers, one (1) course on safe and healthy environments for infants/toddlers, and two (2) courses on creating appropriate learning environments for infants and toddlers.

  • Infant/Toddler Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • Early Language and Literacy Development (3 credits)
  • Methods and Techniques for Infants/Toddlers (3 credits)
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition (3 credits)

Completion of all four (4) courses will provide a foundation of practical and theoretical knowledge in all core competency areas for the optimal care and development of infants and toddlers. Courses may be taken at any regionally accredited institution of higher education, by passing standardized Pathways Exams offered at Charter Oak State College.

For More Information and Application:
Contact: Carole Weisberg, Coordinator of Early Childhood and Youth Education Programs, Charter Oak State College, (860) 515-3877,