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Child Care

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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/

Wisconsin Licensing and Certification Requirements

Class County Certified
(Family Provider)
State Licensed
(Family Provider)
State Licensed Assistant
Teacher-Group Center
State Licensed Teacher-
Group Center
Introduction to the Child Care Profession (has replaced Early Childhood I)
42 hours
Fundamentals of Certified County Child Care

Module A only (15 hours + 6 hours)

-If certified, complete Module B only (27hours).

-If not certified, you would need to complete the
42 hour class.

42 hour class required 42 hour class required
Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care (has replaced Infant & Toddler)
15 hours
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 Childcare
6 hours
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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