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If you are a professional working with children in a child care or afterschool program, the Wisconsin Registry Professional Child Care Credentials are for you. We offer all seven of the Registry Credentials in an online format for your convenience.  Now is the time to complete a Registry Credential and improve your Registry Career Level and your program's YoungStar rating. We are here to help you achieve your professional goals. The Registry Credentials are a stepping stone to advancement for any aspect of the early care and education field. Take the next step—advance your career today and register for credential classes!

Credential Elements

Each professional credential has the following common elements:

  • Completed by a Registry Commission – to maintain the highest standards, students present their portfolio to commissioners.
  • Final portfolio or project – using new knowledge and skills, students design a portfolio or project to present at their commission.
  • Includes a Capstone Course – this final course culminates everything presented in previous courses to determine mastery of competencies.
  • Is credit based (12-18 credits per credential) – each course’s content is of the highest quality and is taught by a professional educator.
  • Each individual class will total 45 contact hours of instruction.
  • All courses are entirely web-based. You will go to our instructional website and complete course work.
  • You get high quality, face-to-face instruction plus an interactive website to further your learning.
  • Class times are scheduled to be as convenient as possible, online and usually evenings during the week.

The registry CREDENTIALS

Administrators

The Administrator Credential will help you develop the skills and competencies needed by administrators and directors to be successful. The Administrator Credential is a six course, 18-credit sequence. Click here for more info. 

Afterschool and Youth Development

The Afterschool and Youth Development Credential is a four course, 12-credit sequence that is designed for any individual working in an out-of-school-time program for children ages 5 through 12. Caring for and enriching the lives of school age children beyond the school day requires a unique set of skills that combines and crosses many professional disciplines and is grounded in an understanding of the growth and development of children. Click here for more info. 

Inclusion

The Inclusion Credential focuses on the additional training and education professionals need when caring for children with special needs and builds a knowledge base that allows providers to offer high quality care to all children. The Inclusion Credential is a four course, 12-credit sequence. Click here for more info. 

Infant Toddler

The Infant Toddler Credential will best benefit those who work with children under the age of 3. Two of the four Infant Toddler Credential courses in the 12-credit sequence are also within the Wisconsin Technical College System Statewide Curriculum for the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Click here for more info. 

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The Infant Toddler Credential will best benefit those who work with children under the age of 3. Two of the four Infant Toddler Credential courses in the 12-credit sequence are also within the Wisconsin Technical College System Statewide Curriculum for the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Click here for more info. 

Leadership

The Leadership Credential explores the importance of excellence and diversity in early care and education programs and the role of vision and reflective practice in reaching these goals. This credential is a four course, 12-credit sequence designed for teachers, assistant teachers, program directors, and administrators. Click here fore more info. 

Preschool

The Preschool Credential was developed using courses from the Wisconsin Technical College System Statewide Curriculum for the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. This six course, 18-credit Registry Credential program is for preschool teachers, assistant teachers, program directors, and administrators who work with children age 3 to 5. Click here for more info. 

Program Development

The Program Development Credential explores the role of Program Developer including both management and leadership functions. This four course, 12-credit sequence is designed for the individual responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating an early care and education program. The Program Development Credential provides training in learning environments, relationships, collaborative environments, program implementation, and supervision and training. Click here for more info. 

 

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