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Printed on 8/17/2018

Preschool Credential

20-307-7 Certificate (C) 18 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

Early care and education professionals wishing to build upon their skills in the preschool setting will find this certificate invaluable. Each age group requires a little something special and preschoolers are no exception. You’ll learn about child development, health, safety, nutrition, how to guide children’s behavior as well as developing curriculum related to art, music and language arts. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for the preschool credential from The Registry, Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Preschool Credential Capstone
10-307-102
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Synthesizing the information and demonstrating mastery of the competencies through the completion of a portfolio. Capstone is the last course students take prior to completing the Preschool Credential. Student must be in early childhood setting with preschool age children (3 to 5 years) during this course.
Prereq: ECE: Art Music & Language Arts 10307178; ECE: Child Development 10307179; ECE: Foundations of ECE 10307148; ECE: Guiding Child Behavior 10307188; ECE: Health Safety & Nutrition 10307167
ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood
10-307-148
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces students to the early childhood profession. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; investigate the history of early childhood education; summarize types of early childhood education settings; identify the components of a quality early childhood education program; summarize responsibilities of early childhood education professionals; and explore early childhood curriculum models.
ECE: Hlth Safety & Nutrition
10-307-167
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines the topics of health, safety and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; follow governmental regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety and nutrition; provide a safe early childhood program and more.
ECE: Art Music & Lang Arts
10-307-178
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on beginning level curriculum development in the specific content areas of art, music and language arts. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; examine the critical role of play; establish a developmentally appropriate environment; develop activity plans that promote child development and learning and more.
Coreq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 OR ACT Read >= 18 OR admitted into Preschool Credential Certificate OR Program Prep
ECE: Child Development
10-307-179
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: analyze social, cultural and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children ages three through eight; summarize the methods and designs of child development research and more.
ECE: Guiding Child Behavior
10-307-188
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; summarize early childhood guidance principles; analyze factors that affect the behavior of children; practice positive guidance strategies; develop guidance strategies to meet individual needs; and create a guidance philosophy.

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