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Early Childhood Education (Career) Infant Toddler – Certificate


Early Childhood Education (Career) Infant Toddler

Certificate of Achievement

Infant toddler care is in great demand, with few options for working parents. The Infant Toddler Certificate prepares individuals to provide high-quality childcare in a center-based program or home environment to the youngest and most vulnerable age group. While these individuals qualify to work as assistant teachers with older age groups; this certificate program emphasizes high quality care with infants and toddlers which make them especially attractive candidates to work with infants and toddlers in center-based programs. Students will also leave this program better prepared to provide high-quality childcare service in their homes.

What You Can Do

Students completing this certificate will also earn the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity, Level 3 Infant Toddler Credential


Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook for Childcare Workers at Childcare Workers : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

ECE 0009


ORI 100College 1011
ECE 150Infancy Development3
ECE 151Health, Safety and Nutrition3
ECE 160Child, Growth and Development3
ECE 161Early Childhood Practicum 1
ECE 260Child, Family and Community3
EVE 272Language and Literacy Development3


ECE 220Infant Toddler Curriculum3
ECE 240Observation and Assessment3
ECE 265Early Childhood Curriculum3
PSY 132General Psychology 3
ENG 101English Composition I3
MAT 108College Algebra OR MAT 120 Elementary Statistics
OR BUS 111 Business Management
3 – 4
18 – 19
**Gateways level 3 credential requires the minimum of 10 hours of supervised experience with infants, toddlers, and their families or 450 hours of documented work experience with infants, toddlers, and their families.

Total Hours for Degree35

Earn your Early Childhood Education Family Childcare credential

With these three additional courses you can earn a Family Childcare Certificate:

ALH 101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation2
ECE 171Family Childcare Practicum**5
ECE 266Preschool Administration 3
***Gateways Level 3 credential requires the minimum of 20 hours of practicum experience: 10 hours of supervised work experience in early childhood classroom and 10 hours of supervised experience in a licensed family childcare home is required, totaling 20 hours of practicum experience.

The Early Childhood Education (Career) Infant Toddler Certificate is a minimum of 35 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Early Childhood Education Faculty Contact.

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Marilyn Toliver

Professor of Early Childhood Education

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8468
Office: G217