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Infant and Toddler Provider - Individuals with Disabilities

Continuing Education Workforce Certificate





A lead teacher in a preschool or day care setting is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of children in their care who are usually toddler and preschool aged children. Lead teachers work with parents, administrators and other teachers to improve students' experience and meet teaching objectives. Additionally, lead teachers plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment of the classroom to create opportunities that meet the changing needs of the developing child.

This program prepares students with learning differences or disabilities for work as lead teacher or assistant in a day care or preschool to work with infants and young toddlers, building upon the work done for the 90-hour Maryland Child Care Certification. This track provides instruction that is multisensory, multimodal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning. Classes are taught with a low student-teacher ratio to better meet the needs of individual learners.​​

Students entering this program should have a desire to work with young children, strong verbal communication skills​, strong interpersonal skills, and be able to give and take direction well. ​

Lead teacher jobs can be found with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

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Theory and Practice in Infant and Toddler Care





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