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Child Care Services

Child Care Services

  • Technical Diploma - One Year
  • Program Code: 31-307-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid
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  • Child Care Workers
  • Child Care Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Infant/Toddler Specialist

Continuing Education

Enhance your education and meet your CEU requirements through our continuing education or customized training offerings.


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? If that's your goal, the Child Care Services Program may be a good match for you.

As a graduate of this program, you'll care for children while their parents are at work or unavailable for other reasons. You'll attend to the children's health, safety, and nutrition, and have a role in their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth.

The Child Care Services Program offers a strong framework of child development, nutrition, creative activities, and practical experience with young children in area child care facilities. As a final project, you'll help produce a puppet show enjoyed by hundreds of children.

You may enroll in this program full- or part-time. If you have related work experience, you could qualify for credit for prior learning. If you decide to continue your education, the credits you earn in this program apply toward the two-year Early Childhood Education associate degree program, and selected credits transfer to some universities.

The ever-expanding field of child care demands higher standards and a larger, better-trained work force to meet the needs of families. Career opportunities vary. You could serve as the lead teacher in a group center, provide family child care in a home setting, oversee child care on cruise ships, or work as a nanny. Many child care providers operate their own successful businesses. You have options!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 31
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or
  • Complete a Wisconsin Criminal Background Check and Background Information Disclosure Form through A $34 background check fee will be required at the time of your order. View Order Instructions.

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 36 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Additional Requirements

A pre-entrance health history and physical examination must be on file three weeks prior to entering the core courses of this program. The Admissions Office will notify you at the appropriate time with a specified deadline.

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.