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Child Care Services (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Education & Training Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee, West Allis campuses
Program Code: 31-307-1

For Information: 414-297-6584
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500

Overview  This program provides a framework that will focus on child development, nutrition, creative activities, guidance techniques, and includes practical experience with young children in a child care facility.

You may enroll full time or part time; the program is designed for students entering the workforce after earning this diploma and for students continuing their education. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including traditional, online, blended and accelerated.

Bilingual Course Options – All courses are offered in English; a bilingual (Spanish) mode is offered at the West Allis Campus.

Career Pathway  You can earn the Preschool certificate on your way to completing this program. After earning the Child Care Services technical diploma, the credits can be applied toward completing the Early Childhood Education associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook  Trends indicate a steady growth in this field. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions as early childhood teachers or assistant teachers in child care centers, as well as serve as family child-care providers.


Program Learning Outcomes 

  • Relate knowledge of child development to practice
  • Create relationships with children, family, and the community
  • Apply observation, documentation, and assessment strategies
  • Implement developmentally appropriate teaching and learning activities
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Follow health, safety, and nutrition practices

Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Documentation of compliance with Wisconsin's Caregiver law
  • Proper immunizations
  • Good health as evidenced by a medical examination
  • Practicum placement is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check


Possible Careers
Child Care Services
Child Care Assistant
Child Care Teacher

Related Programs
Early Childhood Education
Associate in Arts – Teacher Education: Pre-Major


Start Dates: August/January

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
Sixteen-Week Terms
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.








ECE: Early Language and Literacy ^






ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education ^





ECE: Infant and Toddler Development






ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition ^






ECE: Family and Community Relations






ECE: Introductory Practicum ^






ECE: Child Development ^






ECE: Guiding Child Behavior ^ 




(2)  ENG-151 Communication Skills 1 ‡ 3    
    (or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡  


‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Preschool certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated April 2019.