Promote the Healthy Development of Infants and Young Children
Breakthroughs in brain research and neuroscience illuminate the importance of supporting socio-emotional development in infants and toddlers. Now, you can specialize in meeting the socio-emotional needs of the youngest children with Arcadia University’s online Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program. Our expert faculty will immerse you in early intervention and prevention techniques, helping you support the healthy growth of infants and toddlers through careers in early childhood education, special education, health care, and other fields.
- Small class sizes foster collaboration with your faculty and peers
- Part-time format and eight-week courses designed to fit your busy schedule
- Complete the online classes when and where you want
- Apply your credits toward a Master of Education degree program
What Makes Our Graduate Certificate Unique?
Arcadia’s faculty includes mental health experts with backgrounds in working with young children. Learn from their experience as you prepare to foster positive mental health by leading assessments and interventions involving infants, toddlers, and their families. Through this work, you can excel in providing a solid foundation for quality mental health as children grow.
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Reach Your Potential in Early Childhood Education and Beyond
Children experience tremendous social, emotional, and cognitive development from birth through age three. With Arcadia’s Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program, you will prepare to make that development healthier while learning evidence-based methods for prevention and intervention. As a result, this certificate program helps you thrive in early childhood environments that need educators and caregivers with mental health training. For instance, you can extend your qualifications for preschool and daycare administration careers projected to grow as much as 15% from 2020 to 2030.1
Foster Healthy Growth During a Child’s Earliest Years
Arcadia designed the online Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program to focus on the competencies you will need to advance professionally. Take four online courses led by mental health experts trained to prepare educators and child-life specialists to support the growth and development of infants and toddlers. The program also includes hands-on practicum experiences that enable you to develop skills applicable to early childhood education, intervention, and mental health careers.
- Infant Toddler Growth and Development
- Infant Toddler Assessment
- Infant Toddler Mental Health Prevention and Intervention
- Communication, Consultation, and Collaboration in Infant Toddler Mental Health
Arcadia University helps you start the online Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program on your schedule by offering a simple, straightforward admissions process. Here are the basic requirements:
|Completed online application—you can apply now|
|Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution|
|Official transcripts from each college, university, or professional school attended|
|Two letters of recommendation|
|Completed background check|
|$0 application fee|
Arcadia accepts applications throughout the year, with the option to start classes in the spring or fall.
The online Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program includes 12 credit hours. The program’s cost per credit for the current school year is $735 and is subject to change.
Be sure to explore your financial aid options to make the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program more affordable. Arcadia University is also a Military Friendly® School, striving to offer quality and cost-effective education for military service members and veterans.
What You Will Learn
Arcadia developed the online Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program to enable you to promote the healthy cognitive development of very young children. The program involves many of the latest assessment, prevention, and intervention strategies relevant to in-demand careers in early childhood education, counseling, and health care.
After completing the online Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program, students will be able to:
- Understand the developmental needs of infants and toddlers
- Conduct mental health assessments involving young children
- Develop research-based strategies to foster socio-emotional health in young children
- Consult with families and caregivers about ways to promote quality mental health
Learn From Experts in Infant and Toddler Mental Health
Arcadia’s faculty bring extensive education and mental health experience to each online class. They excel in personalizing the coursework for each student, helping you develop the skills to achieve your goals in early childhood education and related fields. Moreover, Arcadia offers small class sizes, maximizing the one-on-one guidance you will receive from our instructors.
Foram Bhukhanwala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and director of undergraduate and graduate early childhood/elementary education programs, School of Education at Arcadia University
Dr. Foram A. Bhukhanwala is an associate professor and director of undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood/elementary education at Arcadia University. She has a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Human Development from Nirmala Niketan, College of Home Science, Mumbai, India.
Dr. Bhukhanwala's scholarship focuses on integrating arts-based pedagogy (specifically Theater of the Oppressed) within teaching and teacher education. At Arcadia, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on topics such as child and adolescent development, the cultural nature of human development, teaching and assessing young children, and play. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Bhukhanwala had varied experiences working in culturally and socio-economically diverse settings in her home country, India.
Online Learning Experience
Arcadia’s online programs bring together the best aspects of flexibility and personal guidance. You can study at your pace, accessing the online coursework at convenient times for your schedule. At the same time, we built our online environment to provide seamless engagement with your instructors and classmates. Benefit from a highly flexible experience backed by ongoing support for achieving your career goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to common questions about the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program. If you have a question not covered here, request more information to connect with an enrollment adviser or call us @ 855-235-6653.
How fast can I complete the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program?
You can complete this online graduate certificate program in as few as two semesters. To learn more about the curriculum, visit our courses page.
How long do I have to complete the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program?
We designed the Infant Toddler Mental Health certificate program for working professionals with busy lives. If something interrupts your course of study, you do not have to worry about losing the courses you have completed. To see the curriculum, visit our courses page.
Is the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program accredited?
Arcadia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
How many courses are in the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program?
You will complete four courses to earn the Infant Toddler Mental Health certificate. Learn about the courses you will take on the curriculum page.
What are the admissions requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program?
The basic requirements for admission to the Infant Toddler Mental Health certificate program include:
- Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution
- Official transcripts from each college, university, or professional school attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Completed background check
- $50 application fee
For more details, visit our admissions page.
How do I apply to the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health program?
The first step is to start your application. Learn more by visiting our admissions page.
- Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare 11-9031.00. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved July 27, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9031.00.