The Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative Training Programs

Credit Recommendation

  • The Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers: 3 credits, lower division level
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

March 2002 through June 2010

Credit Recommendation

  • Supervision for Curriculum Implementation: 2 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

March 2003 through June 2010

Source of Records

The Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative; 10 Columbus Boulevard, 8th Floor; Hartford, CT 06106

About the Training Sponsor

The Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative (HACCC), a project of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, works to promote and sustain high quality child care by mobilizing expertise and support for programs that assist the region's children and families.

How to Apply for the Credit


The Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers, March 2002 through June 2010: 3 credits, lower division level
This course introduces students to standards for quality care and curriculum for infants and toddlers. Students learn about infant and toddler development, and put into practice ways to create responsive environments that ensure children's learning, health, and safety. Topics include planning appropriate activities; using observation notes to individualize lesson plans based on the child's developmental needs; planning meaningful early literacy experiences; social-emotional development theory; and partnering with parents. Students learn to observe and use observation notes to plan for individual children and the group, and how to support children with challenging behaviors. They practice effective strategies for communicating with families and adapting the physical environment as children grow.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, March 2002 through June 2010: 3 credits, lower division level
Students finish this course knowing how to design a classroom environment that promotes social/emotional development, and how to use what they learn from child observation and assessment to plan and individualize for children and in conferences with families. Topics covered include integrating literature, science, mathematics, and technology into the preschool classroom; using portfolios as part of part of a planning and assessment program; and expanding children's learning by using a range of teaching strategies. Students learn the process of integrating different content areas and addressing developmental goals by implementing in-depth studies in their classrooms.

Supervision for Curriculum Implementation, March 2003 through June 2010: 2 credits, lower division level
Students complete this course knowing how to oversee and support curriculum implementation in their classrooms, and how to assess implementation using the appropriate program assessment instrument. Students explore their leadership roles in their programs and learn strategies to support staff development, build collaborative relationships across programs and in the community, and assess the effectiveness of their personal management style.