Program Description

This certificate introduces participants to the early care and education fields. Participants may be new to the profession or seasoned care providers who wish to expand their knowledge. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theoretical framework related to early care and education, development and age appropriate activities.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

70-80 %
at Wausau
70-80 %
at Antigo
70-80 %
at Medford
70-80 %
at Phillips
70-80 %
at Spencer
50-60 %
at Wittenberg
70-80 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Create developmentally appropriate activities
  • Apply governmental regulations and professional standards
  • Implement a safe and healthy early childhood education program
  • Analyze the development of infants and toddlers

Courses

The Early Childhood Education - Foundation Certificate is a 12 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ECE: EARLY LANGUAGE & LITERACY 3.00
ECE: FOUNDATIONS OF ECE 3.00
ECE: INFANT & TODDLER DEV 3.00
ECE: HLTH SAFETY & NUTRITION 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Early Childhood Education - Foundation Certificate Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.