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Early Childhood Education Program

Infants and Toddlers Concentration

Kendall College’s Infants and Toddlers concentration provides a foundation for working effectively with infants, toddlers and their families.

Professional Opportunities:

Specializing in this concentration will open doors to a variety of career options and help you be prepared to:

  • Apply your knowledge of child development as the basis for creating developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Use a variety of observation and assessment tools to understand children, develop individually appropriate practices, monitor progress and identify concerns
  • Recognize the influence of culture on infant and toddler development, and forge positive, collaborative relationships with families, colleagues, and the community
  • Exemplify the ethical standards of the profession

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity -Level 5 Infant Toddler Credential Requirements

Successful completion of Kendall’s Infant Toddler Credential preparation may lead to a Level 5 Infant Toddler Credential in Illinois through Gateways to Opportunity, the Illinois Early Care and Education Professional Development Network. For more information, visit or contact your Enrollment Advisor.

In addition to completing the four required courses, candidates for the Level 5 credential must:

  • Complete two internships, at Kendall College, including 100 supervised hours working with children age birth through 3 years
  • Complete four professional contributions
  • Meet the core competencies for early childhood education, included in all Kendall College upper-level courses. For more information, visit or contact your Enrollment Advisor.
Required Coursework for Concentration
Course Title 24 Credits
ECE 250 Relationships in Infancy4 Credits
ECE 305 Quality Programs for Infants, Toddlers and Their Families4 Credits
ECE 307 Infant, Family, and Cultural Studies4 Credits
ECE 308 Infant Screening and Assessment4 Credits
ECE 309 Early Intervention4 Credits
Faculty Faculty

Our instructors are current and former practitioners who are passionate about Early Childhood Education.

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There are numerous scholarships and awards available based on academic achievement, financial need, interests and other criteria.

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