Flathead Valley Community College is offering a class this fall for educators who work with children under 36 months old. Each student who completes the course will become a State of Montana Certified Infant Toddler Caregiver.
The course provides infant and toddler educators with a developmental foundation including theories, issues, research and application in program planning for infants and toddlers. The class involves observing and documenting infants and toddlers in group settings, planning inclusive environments for infants and toddlers and learning about the importance of understanding and working with families.
Upon completing the course, each student will receive a $500 stipend and will be eligible to receive a Continuity of Care Stipend of up to $1,600 over 18 months for those who work directly with infants and toddlers in the same facility for that period time.
FVCC is currently enrolling students in the class which meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. this fall semester.
Students have the option to take the class to earn four college credits and can register by calling 756-3848. Students who wish to enroll in the class and not receive college credit can contact the FVCC Continuing Education Center at 756-3832.