Child Care Services

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Program Information

  • Location: West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 31-307-1
  • Offering: In-class, Online
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma, Bilingual
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Child Care Services Diploma


Bilingual (Spanish) mode offered at the West Allis Campus

Child development, nutrition, creative activities, and practical experience with young children are emphasized. Graduates work in child care centers, as well as serve as family child care providers.

Trends indicate a steady growth in the child care field.

You can earn the Preschool certificate on your way to completing this technical diploma, and your credits can be applied toward earning the Early Childhood Education associate degree.



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Related Programs

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Early Childhood Education

Pursue a career in child care or exceptional education settings for young children and have a positive impact on a child's life. Program requirements include the completion of four practicum experiences. All courses are offered in English; a bilingual mode (Spanish) is offered at the West Allis Campus.

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Preschool Certificate

Enter the early childhood profession with knowledge about preschool-age children's development and behavior. After completing this certificate's coursework and an additional required course (CHILDD-175), you become eligible for The Registry Preschool credential.

Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
CHILDD-108 ECE: Early Language and Literacy ^ 3
CHILDD-148 ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education ^ 3
CHILDD-151 ECE: Infant and Toddler Development 3
CHILDD-167 ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition ^ 3
CHILDD-195 ECE: Family and Community Relationships 3
CHILDD-160 ECE: Field Experience 1 ^ 3
CHILDD-179 ECE: Child Development ^ 3
CHILDD-188 ECE: Guiding Child Behavior ^ 3
ENG-195 Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡



‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Preschool certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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Program 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

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.

Child Care Services
Child Care Assistant
Child Care Teacher

Admission Requirements

Documentation of compliance with Wisconsin’s Caregiver Law; proper immunizations and good health as evidenced by a medical examination; practicum placement is contingent upon results of criminal background check



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Last updated: 04/03/2024