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Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood Professional Development

Early Childhood Credentials

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

Administrator Credential (PDF File)

Infant Toddler Credential (PDF File)

Curriculum & Assessment Credential (PDF File)

Preschool Credential (PDF File)

Inclusion Credential (PDF File)

School Age Credential (PDF File)

Family Child Care Credential (PDF File)

FAQ (PDF File)

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Printable Application (PDF File)

Coursework List (PDF File))

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 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.

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