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Early Childhood: Licensing Basic Ages 0-2 Certificate

Certificate Number 903070

The Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 0-2 Years Certificate is designed for individuals wishing to satisfy the State of Wisconsin Licensing Code, DCF 251, Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers. All courses in this certificate will transfer into the Early Childhood Associate Degree program.

Important: These courses do not satisfy Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) licensing requirements.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Analyze development of infants and toddlers (conception to three years).
. Examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers.
. Follow governmental regulations and professions standards as they apply to health, safety, and nutrition.
. Analyze the role of heredity and environment.
. Apply Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards in early childhood environments.
. Have specialized knowledge and understanding of the development, needs and interests of children in the first three years of life.
. Establish partnerships with parents and in the community.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 103071, Early Childhood Education


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-307-167 ECE: Hlth Safety & Nutrition
10-307-151 ECE: Infant & Toddler Dev
10-307-180 ECE: WI Model Early Learning Stds
10-307-195 ECE: Family & Community Relationships

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-307-195 ECE: Family & Community Relationships...relationships with family/community in early childhood. Diversity and anti-bias perspectives in families and community; family patterns, trends, relationships; communication strategies; relationships with families; advocate for children/families; community resources.

10-307-167 ECE: Hlth Safety &, safety, and nutrition in early childhood settings. Anti-bias perspectives; governmental regulations and professional standards; safe, healthy, and nutritionally sound early childhood programs; child abuse/neglect mandates; SIDS risk reduction; Shaken Baby Syndrome.

10-307-151 ECE: Infant & Toddler Dev...infant and toddler development in an early childhood education setting. Development of infants/toddlers; prenatal conditions and development; child development theories; heredity and the environment; culturally and developmentally appropriate environments.

10-307-180 ECE: W.M.E.L.S....enhances the student's ability to analyze the guiding principles and the five developmental domains related to the WI Early Learning Standards, apply the WMELS to various developmentally appropriate curriculum models, activities and assessments, integrate the WI Early Learning Standards into the program's teaching cycle (ongoing assessment, planning and curriculum goals, and implementation).

For more information, please contact: The Community & Regional Learning Services Department, (920) 498-6255, or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 6255, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.