A certificate in Infant Family Studies will lead to a career pathway in home visiting, early intervention, Early Head Start, and/or becoming an infant and toddler teacher. For professionals already in the field, this certificate will enhance their ability to work with families and young children. Students pursuing this certificate are encouraged to complete the Early Childhood Multicultural Education (AA), Infant Family Studies Concentration.
Although the program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, there are some possible outside funding options (i.e. VA, DVR, institutional funding, etc.). For more information go to http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid.
Students who complete this certificate are eligible to apply for an Infant Family Studies Certificate offered by the New Mexico Office of Child Development. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development in the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department.
For more information, contact the Office of Child Development. Students completing the associate degree in Infant Family Studies may apply for initial certification as a Developmental Specialist I Advanced through the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department.