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Certificate of Achievement

Infant and Toddler

The Infant and Toddler Certificate of Achievement is intended for professionals and paraprofessionals working in the field of infant/toddler care in all settings including center-based care, family child-care programs, and community-based programs that support infants, toddlers, and their families. This short-term training Certificate builds on the knowledge gained by the Child Development Associate credential (CDA) in infant/toddler development. It is an appropriate professional development step for individuals planning to enter the field of infant/toddler care giving. The certificate is designed to enable candidates to demonstrate competencies in the eight key areas required for the NJ Infant Toddler credential. It is designed as a career program experience.


This program requires the completion of a Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) to ensure that it is appropriate for the student to be in contact with children and participate in field experiences.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires criminal history record checks, including fingerprints, for all child care personnel, volunteers and other individuals who will have regular contact with children in a licensed child care program, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A: 6-7.1. See https://nj.gov/education/educators/crimhist/

Certificate Requirements(15 credits)

Code Name Credits
Major Requirements (15 credits)
ECE 107 Nurturing Mental Health in Early Childhood 3
ECE 110 Child Development Associate (CDA) I 4
ECE 111 Child Development Associate (CDA) II 4
ECE 202 Supervised Field Experience I 4

Total Credits 15