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Family Child Care

20-307-5 Certificate (C) 12 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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.


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Curriculum for Family Child Care
Examines the unique aspects of planning curriculum for family child care settings. Integrates inclusive strategies through exploration of play-based learning and the utilization of observation and assessment techniques to promote child outcomes. Aligned with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards and the National Association for Family Child Care Quality Standards.
Special Topics for Family Child Care
Explores special topics relevant to the family child care setting. Topics include quality standards, professional development, community resources, health and wellness practices, and family partnerships.
Family Child Care Capstone
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: Curriculum for Family Child Care (10307133), Special Topics for Family Child Care (10307134), and Financial Management and Planning (10307181).
Managing Finances/Planning-Early Childhood
Includes a review of principles and practices of budget planning, budget preparation and fiscal management.


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