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Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention (Non-certification)


  • Program Overview

    In this program you will learn in depth about the development of babies and toddlers.

    You will become skilled at working with families, designing programs, and assessing development.

    • For applicants who are interested in developing a specialization in the development of infants and toddlers.
    • This program does not lead to teacher certification or to a social work degree.

    This program culminates in a Master of Science in Education and requires 36 credits.

    Graduate student and child

  • Admissions Requirements

    Please refer to ourĀ admissions criteria.

  • Coursework

  • Supervised Fieldwork/Advisement

    The heart of the program is a year-long supervised fieldwork experience.

    • Your opportunity to connect theory and practice.
    • You will have a reflective relationship with a mentor and a group of peers.
    • Your experiences will include typically developing children, as well as children with disabilities.
    • You will have the flexibility to do your fieldwork in a paid position or as a student teacher.

    Graduate students in this program have year-long supervised fieldwork experience in a birth through 2-year-old setting. Students are also required to have experiences in programs with children with disabilities or that are under-resourced settings.

  • Career Opportunities

    The early childhood field is creative, and flexible. Our graduates work as:

    • Teachers in nursery schools, child care centers and Early Head Start Programs
    • Parent/child group facilitators
    • Directors and owners of early childhood programs
    • Consultants to early childhood programs
  • Faculty

Bank Street is a wonderful place to learn and grow. They truly exemplify the way that we should treat children and teach children in the way that they teach and treat us.
Katie, Program Alum
Teacher working with toddler on floor

The Infancy Institute

An annual conference for current and aspiring infant/toddler specialists

Each year, Bank Street’s Infancy Institute welcomes hundreds of infant/toddler specialists to explore cutting-edge developments in research, relationship-based practice, and family-centered care. The conference has educated thousands of professionals for over three decades by setting them up with the tools to thrive in the many settings where they work with our youngest children.

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