Child Care Services

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/child-care-services/

Program Number: 31-307-1
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

Gain hands-on experience and learn employable skills in less than a year with the Child Care Services technical diploma at Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Work toward making a difference in the lives of children birth through age 8 through the Child Care Services diploma at Moraine Park. You’ll gain hands-on training through both classroom work and practicum experience. With the increasing demand for quality child care, students can start working in a child care setting in as little as two semesters.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Child Care Services program gain hands-on experience in local child care centers. Students practice creating age-appropriate classroom activities, guiding behaviors and building a well-rounded learning environment. Graduates of the program will know how to follow health, safety and nutrition practices, as well as how to support the development of children’s language skills and dual language learners.

The courses in this technical diploma transfer into the Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

Additional Information

State Licensure Disclosure: Moraine Park's Child Care Services program prepares students to  obtain the licensure to be employed/practice in Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examinations or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation and licensure.  

Note: Students must purchase a smock for this program.

Important:

This program does not require a criminal background check at the point of admission, but a criminal background check will be required. Students will need to successfully pass a criminal background check to progress in and complete the program. Students will receive information regarding completing this requirement before being placed working/observing in a child care facility.

Please Note:

Moraine Park Technical College does not guarantee:

  1. Placement to practicum sites;
  2. Potential or future employment eligibility beyond graduation;
  3. Ability to sit for licensure or certification exams or achievement of credentials related to licensure or certification.

Taking a course within the Child Care Services curriculum prior to completing and passing a criminal background check does not guarantee enrollment in any one of the practicum courses required for program completion.

More information regarding barred offenses that may impact a person's ability to work at a child care center can be found here: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/publications/pdf/5206.pdf