Family Child Care Credential

12-credit Technical Certificate

Program Code 40-307-CE

This program is designed for those planning to provide childcare in a home or family setting. Explore topics including child development, quality standards, community resources, health and wellness, curriculum planning and family partnerships, among others. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn The Registry Family Child Care Credential.

How Long It Will Take

Students can complete this program in two semesters.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall semester.

How This Program Is Offered

This is offered via online instruction.

What Makes This Program Unique

  • This fully online program provides continuing education for those already working in a child care setting.
  • Completion of this program may contribute to an increased YoungStar rating.
  • Knowledge and skills gained in this program may benefit family child care providers in the NAFCC accreditation process.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Financial Aid Eligibility

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. Questions? Contact your program advisor.


The cost of your certificate depends on the number of total credits. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

How to Get Started

  • Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.
  • First semester students may register during Open Registration for General Public.
  • Prerequisite and program restrictions may apply.
  • After the start of their first class, students must declare their intent to complete a certificate.
  • Certificate students are eligible to receive priority registration for their second semester.


Transfer Options

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.


Other Educational Opportunities