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Technical Diploma

Child Care Services

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.

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

Career Opportunities

3K Teacher

Assistant Teacher

Lead Teacher

Lead Two Year Old Teacher

Graduate Employers

Black River Child Care Center

CESA 11 Head Start

Little Bloomers

Sunshine Learning Center

The Kiddie Patch

Just the Facts

Child Care Services
30 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
One Year

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face, Online

Program Location
Eau Claire, Online

Start Months


Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $5,887

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Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

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



100% of our recent Child Care Services graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 205 job openings in the CVTC district for the Child Care Services industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

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

Sample Courses

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.

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Career Pathways  What is a career pathway?

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.

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Child Care Services

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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


Early Childhood Educator

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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Admission Requirements

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