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Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 0-2 Pathway Certificate

Program Code: 613073

This 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.

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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.

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 0-2 Technical Diploma in the number of semesters shown.
All courses in this certificate may be applied toward the Early Childhood Associate Degree program.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-307-167 ECE: HEALTH SAFETY & NUTRITION...This 3-credit course examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; examine governmental regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety, and nutrition; plan a safe early childhood environment; plan a healthy early childhood environment; plan nutritionally sound menus; examine child abuse and neglect issues and mandates; describe Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction strategies, describe strategies to prevent the occurrence of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS); incorporate health, safety, and nutrition concepts into the children's curriculum.
10-307-151 ECE: INFANT & TODDLER DEVELOPMENT...In this 3-credit course you will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; analyze development of infants and toddlers (conception to thirty-six months); correlate prenatal and postnatal conditions with development; summarize child development theories; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers, examine the role of brain development in early learning (conception through thirty-six months); examine caregiving routines as curriculum; and examine developmental and environmental assessment strategies for infants and toddlers.
10-307-110 ECE: SOCIAL STUDIES, ART & MUSIC ...This 3-credit course will focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific integrated content areas of social studies, art, music, & movement (SSAM).
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9
TOTAL CREDITS
9
Curriculum Note
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-307-XXX courses to successfully graduate the
Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 0-2 Certificate. A student must repeat the particular course with a "C" or better final grade to continue in or graduate from this program. If the course is sequential, the successful retake must occur before continuing the sequence.
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