May 19, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Infant Family Studies Certificate

CIP: 19.0706
School of Business, Professional Studies and Education, 505-428-1256

Successful completion of this certificate prepares students for work in the Early Childhood fields of Home Visiting and Early Intervention. This certificate provides students with the coursework necessary to apply for the New Mexico Infant Family Studies certificate offered through the New Mexico Office of Child Development. Students will gain knowledge of working with infants, toddlers and families in a relationship-based practice. This certificate includes two field-based practicum classes in spring and fall.

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to define and apply caregiving practices and programming that support the optimal development of all infants and toddlers using a team approach.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of and respect for the family’s role in the development of their infant and toddler within diversity of culture, community and ability.
  • Demonstrate ability to carry out responsibilities with infants and families in a professional manner and engage as member of the profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child development in the context of primary relationships and in the domains of perceptual, motor, social, emotional, communication, adaptive, and cognitive growth for typically and atypically developing infants and toddlers.

Total 17 Credits