Early Childhood Infant Toddler Certificate

Program Code: 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. Courses can be taken in any order and concurrently, as long as Infant/Toddler-Capstone (10-307-115) is taken last. 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.


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

Industry Credentials

Commission with The Registry for the Wisconsin Infant Toddler Credential

Catalog No. Description
10-307-151 ECE: INFANT & TODDLER DEVELOPMENT...In this 3-credit course you will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; analyze development of infants and toddlers (conception to thirty-six months); correlate prenatal and postnatal conditions with development; summarize child development theories; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers, examine the role of brain development in early learning (conception through thirty-six months); examine caregiving routines as curriculum; and examine developmental and environmental assessment strategies for infants and toddlers.
10-307-169 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.
10-307-195 ECE: FAMILY/COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS ...In this 3-credit course you will examine the role of relationships with family and community in early childhood education. Course competencies include: implement strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives when working with families and community; analyze contemporary family patterns and trends; identify strategies to strengthen and support families; explore effective communication strategies; discover strategies for developing respectful and reciprocal relationships with families; analyze strategies to promote family engagement in early childhood education programs; explore a variety of formats for meeting with families in their contexts; advocate for children and families; and explore community resources that provide a range of services for children and families.
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; 10-307-169 ECE: Infant/Toddler-Group Care; 10-307-195 ECE: Family & Community Rel)
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Curriculum Note
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-307-XXX courses to successfully graduate the Early Childhood: Infant Toddler Certificate. If the course is sequential, the successful retake must occur before continuing the sequence.

Industry Credentials

Commission with The Registry for the Wisconsin Infant Toddler Credential