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early childhood preschool credential certificate


    Program Number: 97-307-A
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend
    This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

    Program Description

    The Early Childhood Preschool Credential Certificate is designed for individuals working with children ages three to eight. This might include family child care providers, child care teachers, nursery school teachers, certified providers, or anyone wishing to provide a quality environment and learning activities for children in this critical age group.

    All the Early Childhood Preschool Credential Certificate classes are directly transferable into the Child Care Services technical diploma and/or Early Childhood Education associate of applied science degree if students wish to continue their education.

    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.

    Career Opportunities

    • Child Care Teacher
    • Exceptional Children's Aide
    • Self-Employed Center Owner
    • In-Home Provider/Nanny

    Admission Process

    1. Visit the Admissions Page for details
    2. In addition to standard admissions, this program also has:
      1. Health Requirements   


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    307-108 ECE: Early Language and Literacy 3
    307-110 ECE: Social Studies, Art, Music and Movement 3
    307-167 ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
    307-179 ECE: Child Development 3
    307-188 ECE: Guiding Children's Behavior 3
    Total 18
    Semester 2
    307-175 ECE: Preschool Practicum 3

    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

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


    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 Early Childhood Preschool Credential Certificate curriculum prior to completing and passing a criminal background check does not guarantee enrollment in any 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

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.