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Child Care

108 hours | 4 entry-level courses

Child Care Continuing Education

Hours vary | License renewal

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

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.


Featured Classes

Most entry-level Child Care courses are offered online with open-entry start dates, so you can work at your own pace and at times that are convenient for you. Interactive television (ITV) and hands-on, in person classes are also available. All courses meet Wisconsin licensing and certification requirements.

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CNED

Designed for Early Childhood Educators and can be used toward professional development under DPI Professional Development Plan (PDP) Process. This class is appropriate for teacher-in-training, new teacher, or seasoned teacher.

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CNED

Focuses on skills and strategies for the child care teacher with emphasis on selecting developmentally appropriate activities, planning lessons, and facilitating children's activities. This course meets Wisconsin's requirements for Child Care Teacher. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Child Care Profession.

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CNED

Provides requirements and practices for entry level childcare providers who are or will work with infants and toddlers. Course fulfills requirements as specified by Wisconsin's State Law. Wisconsin day care regulations require that individuals working with infants and toddlers must complete infant and toddler training within six months of assuming a position.


About the Courses

Licensing courses are available on an on-going basis in a variety of delivery options. Professional development conferences are also held annually.

Licensing courses include:

  • Child Care: Intro to Child Care
    • Description: Provides entry level knowledge and skills for individuals as they begin to or intend to care for children in group or family child care. Learners explore rules and regulations governing group and family child care and the responsibilities of child care providers. This course fulfills introductory non-credit course requirements as specified in HFS Chapters 45 and 46 for family and group day care in Wisconsin's Administrative Code.
  • Child Care: Profession Mod A
    • Description: Provides entry level knowledge and skills for individuals as they begin to or intend to care for children in group or family child care. Learners explore rules and regulations governing group and family child care and the responsibilities of child care providers. This course fulfills introductory non-credit course requirements as specified in HFS Chapters 45 and 46 for family and group day care in Wisconsin's Administrative Code.
  • Child Care: Profession Mod B
    • Description: Provides entry level knowledge and skills for individuals as they begin to or intend to care for children in group or family child care. Learners explore rules and regulations governing group and family child care and the responsibilities of child care providers. This course fulfills introductory non-credit course requirements as specified in HFS Chapters 45 and 46 for family and group day care in Wisconsin's Administrative Code
  • Infant/Toddler Care
    • Description: Provides requirements and practices for entry level childcare providers who are or will work with infants and toddlers. Course fulfills requirements as specified by Wisconsin's State Law. Wisconsin day care regulations require that individuals working with infants and toddlers must complete infant and toddler training within six months of assuming a position.
  • Child Care: Fundamentals of Family Childcare
    • Description: Provides essential information about establishing a family child care that is in accordance with Wisconsin's State Law.
  • Child Care: Skills & Strategies
    • ​​​​​​​Description: Focuses on skills and strategies for the child care teacher with emphasis on selecting developmentally appropriate activities, planning lessons, and facilitating children's activities. This course meets Wisconsin's requirements for Child Care Teacher. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Child Care Profession.

Helpful Links

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The Registry
This site maintains and verifies training requirements for the childhood care and education profession.

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF)
A resource for training requirements, plus certification and licensing forms and information.

WITC Early Childhood Education program
Associate degree program that prepares students to be early childhood professionals with a global perspective.

WITC E-CHiLD
Associate degree program that blends online learning with community-based student teaching.

WITC E-Connect - Child Care Services
One-year technical diploma that incorporates the first year of the ECE associate degree with Wisconsin Professional Preschool Credential coursework .

 

State and County Certification

Training Class Hours County Certified State Licensed Family Provider State Licensed Assistant Teacher State Licensed Teacher Group Center

Introduction to the Child Care Profession Module A
(Replaces Early Childhood I)

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+ Fundamentals of Certified County Child Care

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Introduction to the Child Care Profession Module B
(Replaces Early Childhood I)

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Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care
(Replaces Infant & Toddler)
If caring for children birth-2 years, training is required within 6 months.

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Fundamentals of Family Childcare 6 Check Icon Check Icon    
Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
(Replaces Early Childhood II)
Prerequisite: Introduction to the Child Care Profession
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