With a preschool credential you can start applying child development theory to your practice as a professional child care provider through Child Care Education.

This program is also available in Spanish.

You will learn techniques to observe, record, and assess growth and development in children while implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Courses focus on how to incorporate developmentally appropriate guidance strategies, while providing a respectful, diverse, and inclusive program.

To earn your Registry Preschool Credential, you will need to complete the following three-credit courses:

  1. Nutrition, Safety, and Health
  2. Child Development
  3. Social Studies, Art, and Music
  4. Guiding Children's Behavior
  5. Early Language and Literacy
  6. Preschool Practicum


See the below options for what fits your status best:

New Students: To register for one of the above courses please apply to UW-Platteville as a special non-degree student.

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Continuing Students: To register for one of the above courses please log in to PASS, select your semester/term, select the subject “Early Childhood Education” (ECED), and select your course.

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After you are admitted as a special student, you will be able to register for your courses each semester. Please check the academic calendar to keep informed of important deadlines.


You can review your textbooks and:

  • Buy them online
  • Buy them from a bookstore
  • Check them out from your local library
  • Check them out from the Wisconsin Child Care Information Center