Teacher Rug GamePositions and Required Courses for Group Child Care

Assistant Teacher
  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care (if working with children under 2 years of age)
Assistant School Age Teacher
  • School Age Assistant Child Care Worker 
Child Care Teacher and Child Care School Age Teacher
  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
  • Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care (if working with children under 2 years of age) 
Center Director for a facility licensed to serve up to 50 children:

This individual must have completed 2 non-credit department-approved courses in early childhood education and within one year of assuming the position, one course in the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Credential or its equivalent. The non-credit department-approved courses may include:
  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher 
Center Director for a facility licensed to serve 51 or more children:

This individual must have 4 non-credit department-approved courses in early childhood education or its equivalent and complete the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Credential within three years of assuming the position.  Up to 2 courses in the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Credential may be used to meet the early childhood education requirement, if taken prior to beginning to work as a Center Director. The 4 non-credit department-approved courses may include:
  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
  • Two completed modules from the Administrators Credential
For information on the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Credential, click on the link below.

Wisconsin Registry Credentials

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