Students eligible: Non-degree students and current University of Illinois students
Semesters of course offerings: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Program length: 4, 8-week courses
Format: Online (asynchronous, self-paced)

The Gateways Infant Toddler Credential (ITC) is for early care and education professionals who have experience working with children from birth to age three. To earn the Gateways ITC, you also need to meet the requirements for and obtain a Gateways ECE Credential. You can work toward these two Credentials at the same time.

Student feeding a baby.


Required Courses

Required Courses

HDFS 199 Level 2 Infant Toddler Development for Care Providers

HDFS 199 Level 3 Infant Toddler Development for Care Providers

HDFS 199 Level 4 Infant Toddler Development for Care Providers

HDFS 199 Level 5 Infant Toddler Development for Care Providers


Current University of Illinois students are eligible to enroll in the courses each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Non-current students may also enroll in courses as a non-degree student.

Steps to Register as a Non-degree Student

  1. Navigate to the Academic Credit Registration for Non Degree-Seeking Students page.
  2. Click the orange button at the bottom of the page to “Review Policies before Registration.”
  3. Click the arrow next to the “Undergraduate Students” text to learn more about the enrollment process.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the “Proceed to Registration” button.
  5. After reading the statement, click the orange “I understand” button.
  6. Click the text “New Student? Create a login here.”
  7. Enter a Login and Password to setup an account.
  8. Complete the registration process by providing information for the required fields.

Within 2-3 days, you will receive email confirmation of your registration status as a non-degree student. After you receive confirmation of your student status, you can request to enroll in one or more courses associated with the Infant Toddler Credential. 

Tuition & Scholarships for Non-degree Students

Undergraduate Advising
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