Professional Credential for Infants/Toddlers (Wisconsin)
12 Credits | Less than 1 year
Education and Training
Infant toddler teachers, assistant teachers, program directors, administrators and anyone who works with children under the age of three will benefit greatly from this credential program. Early care and education professionals wishing to build upon their skills in the infant/toddler setting will find this credential invaluable.
As a student taking the Wisconsin Professional Credential for Infants/Toddlers, you will gain a better understanding of the developmental stages for this age group, while learning how to best guide and nurture children under the age of three in both center-based and family settings. The themes of cultural diversity/sensitivity and reflective practice are woven throughout these courses.
Professional Credential for Infants/Toddlers graduates will be able to:
- Apply developmental knowledge and observation to design, implement, and evaluate individual and group curriculum experiences for infants and toddlers
- Create respectful, healthy, and safe physical and interpersonal environments for infants and toddlers
- Utilize culturally responsive verbal and nonverbal caregiver strategies
- Select appropriate materials and promote health, safety and nutrition guidelines specific to early care environments
- Design experiences and utilize caregiver strategies that support family involvement and reciprocal relationships
- Perform professionally and ethically, use self-reflection and knowledge and access relevant resources
The Wisconsin Professional Credential for Infants/Toddlers technical certificate is offered online and is ideal if you're pursing a career in this field or enhancing your career. This certificate meets specified technical studies coursework within both the E-Connect-Child Care Services technical diploma and Early Childhood Education associate degree with seamless opportunities for completion.
Learn by doing.
As a graduate, you will become responsible for the care and education of infants and toddlers. You will learn to create and maintain safe and healthy play environments, guide behavior, plan and implement learning activities, and work cooperatively with staff and parents. Graduates of this certificate will be recognized as Wisconsin Registry Career Ladder-Career Level 10.
Experienced Instructors, Small Class Sizes
You’ll learn from knowledgeable and passionate instructors who care about your success and will ensure that you get the most out of your education. Small class sizes allow you to connect and interact with your instructors and classmates in fun and meaningful ways.
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Good teachers understand typical development from birth through age three. Knowing how the youngest children learn and develop helps professionals closely attune to individual children and their families—in all their variety. Coursework is designed for Infant toddler teachers, assistant teachers, program directors, administrators and anyone who works with children under the age of three wishing to provide a quality environment and learning activities. Graduates of this program will be recognized by The Registry, Wisconsin’s recognition system for the childhood care and education profession, as Wisconsin Registry Career Ladder-Career Level 10.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
Professional Credential for Infants/Toddlers
12 Credits | Less than 1 year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Professional Credential for Infants/Toddlers Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Professional Credential for Infants/Toddlers (Wisconsin) technical certificate.