Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention Master’s Degree Programs
Now more than ever, our nation is focusing its attention on the importance of a child’s earliest years. For over 100 years, Bank Street has been a leader in advancing developmentally meaningful experiences and environments for the care and education of infants and toddlers within the context of their family and society, providing the kind of preparation that enables them to thrive throughout their lives.
Our master’s degree and certification programs prepare educators to work with children in their youngest years. Your coursework will ground you in a deep study of prenatal and child development and early intervention. Through inquiry, observation, research, and hands-on opportunities, you’ll learn how to engage infants, toddlers, and their families through play, social interaction, and sensory experiences that lay the foundation for further learning and development. You’ll also understand how to evaluate learning difficulties, including screening and assessment for developmental differences like autism spectrum disorder, speech and language delays, and challenges with sensory integration, which will develop your capacity to help young children in the early intervention system to reach important milestones.
Infants and toddlers need access to experiences that effectively support their long-term cognitive, social, and emotional development within the context of their families, starting with educators like you. Whether you’re looking to enter the field or advance your career, as a Bank Street-trained educator and early interventionist, you’ll get the certification you need to make an impact in a variety of settings like nursery schools, child care centers, Early Head Start programs, and therapeutic settings. Our graduates also direct, own, or consult for early childhood programs and/or become licensed social workers.
Join our collaborative and supportive community of infant and toddler specialists to earn your master’s degree and/or expand your credentials.