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.


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.

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.
10-307-167 ECE: HEALTH/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.
10-307-179 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.
10-307-110 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 (SSAMM).
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.