Program Description

The Early Childhood Education - The Registry Preschool Certificate is designed for learners working with children aged three to five, including day care and nursery school teachers, family child care providers, certified providers or others who wish to gain an understanding of quality care and learning activities for children aged three to five. This certificate includes all six of the necessary "The Registry Preschool Credential" courses. If you choose to complete The Registry Preschool Credential, you will be responsible for paying for and planning for The Registry Commission process.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $2,890
Books & Supplies: $110

Financial Aid

Not Available
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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.

at Wausau
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at Online

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Graduates will be able to…

  • Integrate diversity and anti-bias perspectives into the classroom
  • Create developmentally appropriate learning activities
  • Analyze the development of children ages three to five
  • Implement positive guidance strategies
  • Provide a healthy, safe and educational environment


The Early Childhood Education - The Registry Preschool Certificate is a 18 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

ECE: Early Language & Literacy 3.00
ECE: Soc S, Art, & Music 3.00
ECE: Hlth Safety & Nutrition 3.00
ECE: Child Development 3.00
ECE: Guiding Child Behavior 3.00
ECE: Foundations Of Ece 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Completing the Early Childhood Education - The Registry Preschool Certificate Earns You:

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