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Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 3-5 Pathway Certificate

Program Code: 613072

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

• 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.

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 3-5 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.
10-307-110 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).
SEMESTER TOTAL
6
SECOND SEMESTER
10-307-179 ECE: CHILD DEVELOPMENT...The 3-credit course examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; analyze social, cultural, and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children ages three through five; analyze development of children ages five through eight; relate child development research findings to teaching practice; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine the role of brain development in early learning (ages 3-8); examine developmental and environmental assessment strategies for children ages 3-8.
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
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 3-5 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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