Outagamie, Calumet and Waupaca County providers CLICK HERE to register for the foundational courses. Due to a high percentage of child care providers not finishing the free foundational courses last round, CCR&R is requesting that staff complete one course before registering for another course. When staff are ready to register for the next course, complete the form found above again.


Please note: Registration closes June 17, 2024, but if you have an immediate need to enroll after that, please email lize@ccrrfoxvalley.org or call our office at (920) 886-1211. Our intent is to support as many new providers as possible.


  • Training Format: Online, 100% Self-Paced 
  • Total Hours: 45
  • Registry Level: Tier 3


How do I complete an online training?

  1. Registered participants will receive a welcome email with login information. Please allow 24-48 hours for the email to be sent after registration and be sure to check your spam/junk folders if you have not received any email communication. 
  2. Once you have successfully logged into ECExplorer, you will complete the online coursework at your own pace. All coursework, assignments, and quizzes must be completed by the end date listed below. Video tutorials will be available to assist you in understanding how to submit assignments, complete coursework, view grades, connect with your instructor, etc. Students are offered virtual or in-person office hours to meet with the course instructor and receive assistance.
  3. Office hours are OPTIONAL and not required. We encourage you to reach out to CCR&R instructors to receive individualized support throughout the course.
  4. You will have the ability to view, download or print all course handouts, and assignments during the course. Access to all course materials will close by the course end date listed below.  Using a cellphone to complete this course is not allowed.
  5. Students who successfully complete the entire coursework with an 80% grade or better will be added to the WI Registry and a completion certificate will be available to view on your WI Registry account. If you do not have a Registry account, you can easily create one for free here: https://wiregistry.org/individuals/. 



The Skills and Strategies Class will prepare individuals to be successful in the role of a Lead/Head Child Care Teacher in an early childhood setting. This will be accomplished by thoroughly examining the subjects of curriculum planning and activity selection in a developmentally appropriate early childhood environment. Additional topics to be covered include exploring strategies to involve parents and the role of observation in a developmentally appropriate program. Child guidance and professionalism are also further developed. This class is one of the required classes for Lead/Head Teachers in Group Child Care programs. 


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.

Class competencies are:
1. Explore the relationship between growth and development of children and curriculum planning.
2. Create developmentally appropriate lesson or unit plans.
3. Use observation methods to document growth and development.
4. Provide for the individual needs of children with developmental differences.
5. Incorporate awareness and respect for diversity in curriculum planning.
6. Provide for developmentally appropriate and safe environments for children.
7. Select developmentally appropriate toys and games.
8. Incorporate language and literacy strategies in lesson/unit planning.
9. Incorporate creative activities for children (art, rhythm, music, imaginative and dramatic play, etc.) in lesson/unit planning.
10. Incorporate social studies, science, and math activities into lesson/unit planning.
11. Incorporate activities to develop gross and fine motor skills into lesson/unit planning.


Questions about this training or never received an email after registering?

  • Email lize@ccrrfoxvalley.org or call our office at (920) 886-1211 
  • Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher Registration
     April 22, 2024 - July 22, 2024
     12:00 am

    Please note: Providers in Calumet, Outagamie, and Waupaca Counties should register through the link above to complete this training at no cost due to grant funding. Funds are limited, so register early!  

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