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Early Childhood Education

Make a difference in the lives of children with an early childhood degree from FVTC. You’ll learn about child development, relationships, behavior, diversity, curriculum, guidance and health – everything you need for a variety of early childhood careers.


Assistant Teacher (TD) New

21 Credits Location: Appleton

The Assistant Teacher technical diploma will prepare you to work as a program assistant in a variety of early childhood settings. Aligned with The Registry's Preschool Credential, this degree is perfect for individuals working with children three to five years of age and combines hands-on fieldwork with course work. Completion of this certificate will place you at Registry Level 10.

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Child Care Administrator (C)

18 Credits Location: Appleton

Lead teachers or program directors currently employed in early childhood programs will benefit from this certificate. You will receive an overview of the roles and responsibilities of administrators in early childhood programs, and will learn about budgeting, fiscal management, marketing, licensing and accreditation, as well as operations and facility management. You’ll also explore best practices relating to child growth and development to help you establish a quality child care program. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for the administrator credential from The Registry, Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

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Early Childhood Education (AAS)

60 Credits Location: Appleton

Love being around children? This degree program provides you with skills specific to developing and supervising young children. You'll learn about child development, relationships, behavior and diversity. You'll also learn how to create curriculum and give children positive guidance. Gain skills in observation and assessment, health, safety and nutrition. Throughout the program, you will apply what you're learning in actual early childhood settings. Your career in early childhood education is just a hop, skip and jump away.

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Family Child Care (C)

12 Credits Location: Appleton

If you plan to provide childcare in a home or family setting, this certificate program will help you examine child development, quality standards, community resources, health and wellness, and family partnerships. You’ll also learn how to promote desired outcomes through play-based learning, observation and assessment. Choose additional courses to gain skills for curriculum planning, strategies for guiding behavior or care for children at various developmental stages. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for the family child care credential from The Registry, Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

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Teacher Aide (C) New

6 Credits Location: Appleton

The Teacher Aide certificate will prepare you to work in a variety of early childhood settings. This certificate is a good fit for you if you're looking to satisfy the state of Wisconsin entry-level requirements for Licensed Group Care Centers (Registry Level 7).

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (C)

6 Credits Location: Appleton

This program is designed for teachers, parents of children with autism, paraprofessionals working with students who have special needs, and social workers, nurses and child development specialists. You’ll develop skills, strategies and techniques to help promote educational and social success in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. You’ll learn about the impact of early intervention, strategies to reduce negative behaviors, and how to foster play and friendship.

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Types of Offerings

AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

Do you have previous experience in child care? Your experience may count towards your degree requirements.