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Child Care Services Overview

CVTC’s Child Care Services program allows you to complete your education in one year and begin a child care career. Earning a technical diploma in child care services prepares you for working with young children. Child care providers play an important role in child development by attending to children’s needs and organizing activities that stimulate physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth.

In the child care classes you will learn how to help children explore their interests, develop their talents and independence, build self-esteem, and interact with others. Your education will also include learning how to plan and implement learning activities, work cooperatively with parents, and create a safe environment for young children.

*Please note: This program includes two in-person practicums, each eight hours/week.

Career Opportunities

3K Teacher

Assistant Child Care Teacher

Child Care Teacher


Teacher Assistant

Graduate Employers

CESA 11 Menomonie Head Start

Little Bloomers

The Kiddie Patch

Just the Facts

Child Care Services
30 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //
, (two in-person practicums are required for this program)

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Program Location //

Start Months //

Start Dates //


Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1



Term 2






 Estimated Total: $5,626

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Child Care Services program.

Early Childhood Education: Infant & Toddler Development
In this course you will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting.

Early Childhood Education: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
This course examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting.

Child Development
The course examines child development in an early childhood education setting.

Child Care Services Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes


75% of our recent Child Care Services graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Our recent Child Care Services graduates reported an average starting salary of $26,736.


Regional Jobs

There are 211 job openings in the CVTC district for the Child Care Services industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

Focus On Student Success

Loved all of the teachers! A lot more personal with smaller classes than a University.

Child Care Services Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Early Childhood Education, Associate Degree

Foundations of Teacher Education, Associate Degree

Library & Information Services, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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