In your role as teacher, family child care provider, program director, assistant director, or supervisor, through Child Care Education, you will learn to create a learning community of children and adults in a supportive environment that promotes:

  • Optimal child development
  • Healthy families
  • Healthy relationships

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

  1. Introduction to Program Development
  2. Observation, Assessment and Evaluation*
  3. Staff Supervision, Coaching and Professional Development
  4. Capstone Course: Designing Environments for Learning

*This course includes the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards training applicable for YoungStar optional learning environment and curriculum points.


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

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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