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Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate

Want to make a difference in a young child's life? Consider the field of Early Childhood Education. Research supports the importance of high quality, early childhood programs which impact children's development throughout their school years and on into adult life. One of the most important influences is the teacher.

Arapahoe Community College and the Early Childhood Education program faculty are committed to prepare professionals to work with young children, birth through age 8, in a variety of settings. The Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate will prepare students for early childhood teacher positions in early childhood care and education settings, with an emphasis on caring for infants and toddlers. Upon completion of these classes, you will have met academic requirements as an Early Childhood Teacher and an Infant Nursery Supervisor. In addition to the academic requirements, the Colorado Department of Human Services requires at least twelve months (1,820 hours) of verifiable work experience.

All Early Childhood and general education coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.


CIP 190709 (ITGL)

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Prospective new students for ECE certificate are required to meet with an ECE faculty member to plan their program of study.
  • Completion of an FBI background check is required for all students entering the program. This process is completed online with an associated cost.
  • Those that wish to have Early Childhood Education coursework transferred in should have their official transcripts mailed to ACC. Only ECE coursework from Regionally Accredited Institutions will be accepted. ECE trainings from institutions like Montessori can be used to satisfy prerequisites but will not be used as transfer credit that can be applied to your program.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(15 credit hours)

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education


ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Children


ECE 111

Infant and Toddler Theory/Practice


ECE 112

Infant Toddler Lab Techniques


ECE 238

Child Growth and Development



15 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All Early Childhood and general education coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC).
  • All correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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