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Child Care Administrative Credential (Wisconsin)

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Degree Type
18-credit Technical Certificate

Program Code

Time to Degree
1 year

Start Date
August / January / June

How You'll Learn

  • Online
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend

Take an in-depth look at effective leadership in early childhood settings. Explore topics including organizational management, administration, policy, marketing, financing, child development and advocacy in the early childhood field.

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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High School Eligibility

This program is not open to high school student applicants.


Financial Aid

This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. Program students can obtain the Administrator Credential from The Registry at Career Level 10.
  2. This certificate is ideal for current early childhood education administrators and staff, or family child care providers looking for practical information on administrative roles.
  3. This credential meets licensing and Registry requirements for administering a child care center.

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About the Registry

The Registry promotes professional growth and verifies the education, training and experience vital to quality care for the Wisconsin childhood care and education workforce.

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