Family Child Care Certificate

Family Child Care Certificate

Technical Certificate

About the Family Child Care Program

If you plan to provide childcare in a home or family setting, this certificate program will help you examine child development, quality standards, community resources, health and wellness, and family partnerships. You’ll also learn how to promote desired outcomes through play-based learning, observation and assessment. Choose additional courses to gain skills for curriculum planning, strategies for guiding behavior or care for children at various developmental stages. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for the family child care credential from The Registry, Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

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Program Outline

Semester: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1030730100 Introduction to Family Child Care
Description

Introduces family child care topics such as quality standards, health and wellness, child development, curriculum planning, guiding children’s behavior, program wellness, and provider health and wellness. This course fulfills requirements for Department of Children and Families entry-level courses Fundamentals of Family Child Care and Introduction to the Child Care Profession.

3.00
1030730200 Family Child Care Responsive Planning
Description

Focuses on creating responsive family child care programming with an emphasis on building relationships and curriculum. Introduces important topics such as quality standards for relationships, intentional relationships, diversity and anti-bias perspectives, family partnerships, mixed age curriculum, learning environment indoor and outdoor.

3.00
Semester: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1030713500 Family Child Care Capstone
Description

Demonstrate the integration and application of specific concepts and skills of family child care including mixed-age curriculum, quality standards, professional development, community resources, health and wellness practices, family partnerships, and financial management. This capstone experience reflects the learner’s knowledge of family child care through the development of a major project. Prerequisite(s): (1030730100 Introduction to Family Child Care (C or better) and 1030730200 Family Child Care Responsive Planning (C or better)).

3.00
1030730300 FCC Financial Management and Planning
Description

Focuses on managing finances of a family child care with an emphasis on principles and practices for budget planning, budget preparation, and fiscal management. Introduces important topics such as quality standards for financial management and planning, business management, financial planning, record keeping, business budgets, marketing and financial management tools and systems. Prerequisite(s): (1030730100 Introduction to Family Child Care (C or better) and 1030730200 Family Child Care Responsive Planning (C or better)).

3.00

At A Glance

Flexible Options

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Term Start Dates

Fall 2019: September 4 Spring 2020: January 8 Summer 2020: May 8

Approximate Cost

$1,638*

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

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