This course introduces the major concepts, principles, theories and research related to the development and care of children birth to three years of age. Learn the skills necessary to work with infants and build communication skills to use with parents, co-workers and the public. Topics include growth and development, curriculum planning, goal setting, selection of age-appropriate materials, and methods for infants and toddlers birth to age 3. This certification course satisfies the MSDE requirement of 45 hours of infant-toddler curriculum training for child care teachers, directors, and family providers working with infants and toddlers. Teachers of two-year-olds in a licensed Preschool may also need the Preschool Curriculum course (consult your licensing specialist.) You must successfully complete course assignments to receive a certificate.