Early Childhood Credentials

To access information on the following credentials please click within circle.

Administrator Credential

Infant Toddler Credential

Curriculum & Assessment Credential

Preschool Credential

Inclusion Credential

School Age Credential

Family Child Care Credential


Apply Online

Printable Application

Coursework List

Credential Application Process Update - July 2020

Due to COVID-19 and working remotely, we are not receiving mail and therefore, not getting hard copies of credential applications or transcripts.  Instead, we ask that you apply online and attach a scanned copy of the official transcript. The transcript is still required to be official, you can have an official copy emailed to Institute-Early-Childhood@udel.edu or have one sent to you and attach a copy of the official transcript. Our goal is to process as efficiently as possible.


2018 Credential Updates

Changes effective January 1, 2018

  • To obtain a credential, higher education coursework must be completed.

  • Community-based coursework is no longer being offered/ accepted towards credentials.

  • Portfolios pathways are no longer being offered towards credentials.