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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College offers a variety of child care worker/early childhood education courses throughout Northwest Wisconsin. Classes range from licensing and certification required courses to seminars and workshops to enhance the curriculum and skills of family and group centers employees.
Because of the large area WITC serves, many people have found that the scheduled class times are inconvenient or impossible to attend. To better serve these individuals, online and Interactive Television courses have been developed.
The chart below outlines the minimum requirements to begin your career in child care. For more information, visit the DCF website. http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/childcare/
State Licensed Assistant
State Licensed Teacher-
|Introduction to the Child
Care Profession (has replaced Early Childhood I)
|Fundamentals of Certified County Child Care
Module A only (21 hours)
|-If certified, complete
Module B only (24 hours).
-If not certified, you would need to complete
|45 hour class required||45 hour class required|
|Fundamentals of Infant
and Toddler Care (has replaced Infant & Toddler)
|Not Required||If caring for children birth to 2 years. Training required within 6 months of caring for infant/toddler.||If caring for children birth to 2 years. Training required within 6 months of caring for infant/toddler.||If caring for children birth to 2 years. Training required within 6 months of caring for infant/toddler|
|Fundamentals of Family
|6 hour class||6 hour class||Not Required||Not Required|
|Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher (has replaced Early Childhood II) 42 hours||Not Required||Not Required||Not Required||42 hour class required after completion of Introduction to the Child Care Profession (formerly Early Childhood I)|
All agencies approved to offer DCF approved entry level courses, including technical colleges, began using the new names on courses beginning after September 1, 2003. Courses completed (or started) prior to September 1, 2003, will continue to be accepted to meet the entry level training requirements
View Child Care classes available at WITC.
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