Preschool Certificate

preschool child at arts and craft table

Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: N/A
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Bilingual, Certificate
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Preschool Certificate


Bilingual (Spanish) mode is offered at the West Allis Campus.

Take this step to further develop your options in a child care career. After earning the certificate, you will be eligible for The Registry Preschool credential.

After completing this certificate, your credits can be applied toward earning the Child Care Services technical diploma and Early Childhood Education associate degree.

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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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Child Care Services

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.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CHILDD-148 ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
(1) CHILDD-167 ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
(1) CHILDD-188 ECE: Guiding Child Behavior 3
(2) CHILDD-108 ECE: Early Language and Literacy 3
(2) CHILDD-174 ECE: Introductory Practicum 3
(2) CHILDD-179 ECE: Child Development 3



( ) Semester order for full-time students.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificate's requirements, the student's transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; consult an MATC advisor for information.

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

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Career Outlook


Child Care Services

Child Care Assistant

Preschool Child Care

Admission Requirements

  • 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


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Community & Human Services Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/21/2020