Child Care Services

Program Number: 31-307-1
School Year: 2020-2021
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.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Relate knowledge of child development to practice.
  • Create relationships with children, family and the community.
  • Apply observations, documentation and assessment strategies.
  • Implement developmentally appropriate teaching and learning activities.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Follow health, safety and nutrition practices.
Career Opportunities
  • Child Care Teacher
  • Child Care Assistant Teacher
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Nanny
Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

  • Health Requirements

Transfer Opportunities
  1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
  2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

Note: Students must purchase a smock for this program.


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:

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Semester 1
307-110ECE: Social Studies, Art, Music and Movement3
307-151ECE: Infant and Toddler Development3
307-167ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition3
307-174ECE: Introductory Practicum3
801-136English Composition 13
890-101College 1012
Total 17
Semester 2
103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
307-108ECE: Early Language and Literacy3
307-148ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
307-175ECE: Preschool Practicum3
 - OR - 
307-177ECE: Intermediate Practicum3
307-179ECE: Child Development3
307-188ECE: Guiding Children's Behavior3
Total 16
Total Credits33