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Early Childhood: Licensing Basic Ages 3-5 Certificate

Certificate Number 9030710

The Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 3-5 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

. Provide a respectful, diverse and inclusive program.
. Provide a safe program for children ages three to eight.
. Adhere to child abuse and neglect mandates.
. Develop activity plans that promote child development and learning.
. Analyze the development of children ages three to eight.
. Create developmentally appropriate language, literature, and literacy activities.
. Apply Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards in early childhood environments.

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
10-307-179 ECE: Child Development
10-307-180 ECE: WI Model Early Learning S
10-307-178 ECE: Art Music & Lang Arts

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-307-178 ECE: Art Music & Lang Arts...beginning curriculum development in art, music, and language arts. Role of play; developmentally appropriate environment; promote child development; caregiving routines as curriculum; language, literature, and literacy activities, art/music, movement activities.

10-307-179 ECE: Child Development...child development in the early childhood education setting. Social, cultural, and economic influences on child development; child development theories; development of children age three to eight; child development research; heredity and environment.

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.

10-307-180 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.