Printed on 7/13/2024

Program Availability *

Early Childhood Education

Locations Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

Cost based on current tuition and fees

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance (PDF).


Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

Education Tech Standards

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Additional Information

Your program requires successful completion of a Criminal Background Check through the Department of Justice and the WI Department of Children and Families prior to placement in ECE Practicum courses; information will be provided upon enrollment. Verification that you have no criminal offense that prohibits you from working in an early childhood related profession is also required.

Field Experiences must be completed in-person at a regulated and FVTC approved child care site; All other program courses can be completed fully online or in Appleton.

In addition to [Fox Valley Tech Scholarships](, you may be eligible for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN scholarship program. These scholarships are available to professionals who work in regulated early childhood and school-age care settings. Since its inception in 1999, T.E.A.CH. has provided more than 14,000 scholarships to over 8,000 early childhood teachers. Learn more at [](

Program Outcomes

  • Apply child development theory to practice
  • Assess child growth and development
  • Cultivate relationships with children, family, and the community
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices
  • Use effective, research-based practices in teaching and learning

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 35 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Services

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Career Services

Career Services is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738