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Wisconsin Infant Toddler Credential
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Early Childhood Education Infant & Toddler
Program Number: 903072CERT
Your Degree:
Area of Study:
Education and Social Sciences
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
12 Credits | Finish in 1 semester
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  • Program Overview

    The Early Childhood Education: Infant and Toddler certificate is designed to prepare you with the specialized skills needed to work as a teacher with children ages 0 to 3 years in early childhood settings. Completion of the four courses in this certificate, along with preparation of a portfolio, permits students to apply for and attain the Wisconsin Infant Toddler Credential from The Registry. Six credits in this certificate are part of the Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program.

    The Wisconsin Early Childhood Association offers credit for prior learning. To learn how your experience could count toward your degree contact

    Program Details

    This certificate is offered in English and in a Bilingual-Spanish/English format. Students in the Infant and Toddler program can attend part time.

    Early Childhood Education courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - South
    • Online
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

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  • Admission

    Earning a certificate is a great way to expand your skill set, and it adds professionalism to a resume. Applications are always open, so apply today!

    To Apply

    There are no admission requirements for this certificate, simply submit your application by the deadline for each term.

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Fall Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is October 15, 2024

    Spring Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2024
    • Application completion deadline is March 15, 2025

    Additional Notes

    • Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis
    • Students who have already completed the certificate coursework at the time of application will receive the certificate diploma at the end of the term of application

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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    Get Started!

    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Early Childhood Education Infant & Toddler career.

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