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Undergraduate Admissions Information
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
Fax (734) 432-5424
Email: admissions@madonna.edu

Infant-Toddler Caregiver: Cert Comp
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Infant-Toddler Caregiver: Cert Comp    
   Certificate Courses (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      ECE 2250   Infant and Toddler Best Practices 3 cr.  Understanding typical and atypical development of infants and toddlers in order to create developmentally appropriate learning environments meeting Michigan Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler Programs. Creating respectful, responsive, supportive, and challenging learning experiences and activities for all infants and toddlers. Strategies for partnering with families to support infant and toddler development. 
      ECE 3100   Language and Emergent Literacy 3 cr.  Students apply theory- and research-based strategies to promote the emergent literacy of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Through an exploration of multiple genres, including books that represent all types of diversity, students learn to scaffold children’s literacy development across all early learning domains and content areas. Incorporates the use of developmentally appropriate technology designed to enhance literacy experiences and comprehension. Activities support parents in fostering literacy in the home, including those for whom English is a second language. 
      ECE 3710   Inclusive Curriculum Birth to Eight 3 cr.  Identification of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs, accessing services, planning activities, and adapting the environment in order to program effectively. Collaboration with parents and professionals to advocate for and provide individualized programs and services for very young children with special needs is also emphasized including participation in Individualized Family Service Plans and Individualized Education Plans. Prerequisite: ECE 3100. 
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