While providing care for infants and toddlers can be challenging at times, it is always rewarding.

Keep up to date on the latest developments in the field, and learn from experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Your experiences providing care will be the starting point to build your expertise.

You’ll benefit from this credential if you are an infant/toddler teacher, teachers’ assistant, program director, or administrator at an early care center, or if you work in one of these settings:

  • Child care center
  • Family child care home
  • Head Start program
  • Pre-kindergarten
  • Early intervention program
  • Preschool
  • Nursery school

To earn your Registry Infant-Toddler Credential, you will need to complete the following three-credit courses:

  1. Infant-Toddler Development
  2. Group Care for Infants and Toddlers
  3. Family and Community Relationships
  4. Capstone Course: Infant-Toddler Credential

You can review your textbooks and:

  • Buy them online
  • Buy them from a bookstore
  • Check them out from your local library
  • Check them out from the Wisconsin Child Care Information Center

Take the first step toward earning your associates or bachelor’s degree 100% online by combining your credential credits with coursework at any of our partner institutions.

Earn your Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education by combining your credential credits earned through UW-Platteville’s Continuing Education Institute with online coursework through Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Review the credential credits that will transfer into the SWTC Early Childhood Education Program.

Earn your Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development by combining your credential credits from CEI with coursework through the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Child Care and Education by combining your CEI credential credits with course-work through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The following courses are currently available for registration:

Course 1: Infant/Toddler Development
Course 2: Group Care for Infants and Toddlers
Course 3: Family and Community Relationships
Course 4: Infant-Toddler Capstone

These scholarships are available to students in child care education within the following states:


T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program: This scholarship program will help cover the cost of tuition fees, up to 90 percent, for professionals who work in regulated early childhood and school-age care settings. For more information or to apply, visit T.E.A.C.H.


Multiple scholarships are available to students living in California to help cover the cost of tuition fees:

You can review more scholarship opportunities available to California child care professionals, visit the Department of Education.

New York

The Educational Incentive Scholarship Program: This program helps pay for training and educational activities with the intent to build provider knowledge, skills and competencies, and improve the quality of childcare. To be eligible, you must be required to take the training and must be caring for children in a program regulated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services or the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Eligibility is based on your employment, level of income and the training course chosen. To apply, visit the Early Childhood Education and Training Program.


The Rising Stars Tuition Assistance Program: This program helps cover the cost of tuition fees for eligible candidates. For more information or to apply, visit Rising Stars Tuition Assistance.


The Vermont Child Development Grant: This grant assists with the cost of college tuition for Vermont residents taking a course related to working with children. The grant is available for $1,000 per student per semester. For more information or to apply, visit the application.