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Early Childhood: Infant Toddler Certificate

Certificate Number 903073

The Infant Toddler Certificate is designed for family child care providers, infant toddler teachers, child care administrators, directors, Birth to 3 aides/teachers, certified providers and anyone considering entering early childhood care and education of children in the first three years of life. Completion of the four courses in this credential, along with preparation of a portfolio, permits the student to apply for and attain the Wisconsin Infant Toddler Professional Credential from The Registry. Courses can be taken in any order and concurrently, as long as Infant/Toddler-Capstone (10-307-115) is taken last.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Apply principles related to the care and education of children three and under.
. Care for infants and toddlers in group settings.
. Establish partnerships with parents and in the community.
. Provide evidence of additional education beyond the minimum requirements for teachers of children under 3.
. Become a more effective caregiver.
. Become more marketable to prospective child care center employers.
. Have specialized knowledge and understanding of the development, needs and interests of children in the first three years of life.
. Increase your professional qualification - your level on The Registry.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 103071, Early Childhood Education

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-307-151 ECE: Infant & Toddler Dev
3
10-307-113 ECE: Infant/Toddler-Group Care
3
10-307-195 ECE: Family & Community Rel
3
10-307-115 ECE: Infant/Toddler-Capstone
3

Certificate Total
12

Course Descriptions

10-307-195 ECE: Family & Community Relationships...relationships with family/community in early childhood. Diversity and anti-bias perspectives in families and community; family patterns, trends, relationships; communication strategies; relationships with families; advocate for children/families; community resources.

10-307-151 ECE: Infant & Toddler Dev...infant and toddler development in an early childhood education setting. Development of infants/toddlers; prenatal conditions and development; child development theories; heredity and the environment; culturally and developmentally appropriate environments.

10-307-115 ECE: Infant/Toddler-Capstone...encompass and integrate the theory, practice, and reflections related to Courses 1, 2, 3. Supervised demonstration in the learner's own infant/toddler setting. Student portfolio development is required. Student must be in an early childhood setting with infants or toddlers (birth to 35 months) during this course. THIS COURSE MUST BE TAKEN LAST. (Prerequisites: 10-307-151 ECE: Infant & Toddler Dev; 10-307-113 ECE: Infant/Toddler-Group Care; 10-307-195 ECE: Family & Community Relationships)

10-307-113 ECE: Infant/Toddler-Group Care...elements of quality, philosophical foundation, respect, relationships, culturally sensitive care, diversity in group care, brain development, assessment and planning in a variety of settings for young children.

For more information, please contact: The Community & Regional Learning Services Department, (920) 498-6255, or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 6255, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.