2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Infant/Toddler Care Specialist Certificate Program Fact Sheet

What is Infant/Toddler Care Specialist? The Early Childhood Care and Education Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist certificate program is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students with the basics needed for working with infants and toddlers. The program provides an intense look at understanding and learning activities and proper care needed for infants and toddlers. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.
Degrees and Certificates

This certificate does not qualify for Federal financial aid as it does not meet the minimum hour requirements. This certificate qualifies for HOPE Career Grant.

Prerequisite Courses Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math are required to take the ECCE technical courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Semester Program Begins Fall, spring, or summer
Application Process

Applicants to the Early Childhood Care and Education program must meet all admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee.  Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.

All Early Childhood Care and Education students are required to submit a completed state and federal criminal records background check prior to enrolling in ECCE 1121 , ECCE 2245 and ECCE 2246.  To be employed in child care centers, public schools, or Head Start centers, an individual must have a satisfactory criminal records check.  Persons who have been convicted of a felony offense are not employable in the child care field.

Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall, spring, or summ terms.
For more information, contact: Jennifer Roberts, program director, JRoberts@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6470.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email EducationTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

Nature of the Work:  Teacher assistants work under a lead teacher’s supervision to support the classroom learning environment and learning experiences.

Work Environment:  Teacher assistants typically work in public and  private early learning centers.  

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.

Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Lisa Richardson, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 407, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu.