1001 W. Kennedy Avenue, Kimberly WI 54136   |   920.886.1211

Course start date: Friday, June 3, 2022 

Course end Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Hours: 45 hours – (12 hours virtual via Zoom Meetings / 33 hours self paced coursework)

Training Format: Virtual via Zoom meeting sessions/Self Paced

Registry Level: Tier 3

Students will receive a link to access the course through the online ECExplorer training platform. Students will have the ability to access, view, download or print all course handouts, assignments etc. Students will be responsible for  ensuring they have internet access, and be able to attend the session dates as listed below. Virtual Zoom Training Sessions are offered to enrolled students to review content, answer questions, and facilitate discussions to enhance understanding of competencies.  Please complete the registration form below so that we can save a spot for you! Space is limited, register early!  You will receive a series of emails with more information via email. 

Virtual Zoom Training Session Dates – Participants are REQUIRED to attend the virtual training sessions listed below. Sessions will NOT be recorded. 

  • Saturday, June 18, 2022 ~ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022 ~ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 ~ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 


Provides entry level knowledge and skills for individuals as they begin to or intend to care for children in group or family child care settings. Learners explore rules and regulations governing group and family child care and the responsibilities of child care providers. This course fulfills introductory non-credit course requirements as specified in the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Chapters 250 and 251 for family and group child care in Wisconsin’s Administrative Code.

Learning Objectives

Successful completion of the class will require demonstration of the following competencies. Each competency has a number of specific objectives that need to be demonstrated. The competencies will be met through a combination of class activities, homework assignments, and projects.

Competencies included in the course: 

1. Explore standards for a quality child care environment.
2. Summarize the roles and responsibilities of child care providers.
3. Summarize responsibilities for identifying, documenting, and reporting child abuse and neglect.
4. Explore child development.
5. Use positive guidance strategies when caring for children.
6. Carry out developmentally appropriate routines and schedules.
7. Use transition strategies.
8. Follow plans for activities that promote child development.
9. Apply universal precautions and sanitary practices.
10. Adhere to health standards for sick and injured children.
11. Provide for the safety of children.
12. Provide for nutritional needs of children.
13. Demonstrate respect for diversity among children and families.
14. Communicate with families and staff.
15. Use stress management strategies.


  • June 3, 2022 - July 29, 2022
    8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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