Program Details

E-Connect - Child Care Services
Northwood Technical College
E-Connect-Child care Services is an innovative Early Childhood Education one-year technical diploma that incorporates the first year of the Early Childhood Education associate degree with Preschool Education Professional (The Registry Preschool Credential) coursework. Choose from online or face-to-face courses, or mix and match. This coursework, combined with community-based student teaching, prepares you to work as a teacher or caregiver in an early childhood setting. As a student, you ll take a variety of courses related to early childhood development, curriculum, behavior guidance, and working with families to prepare you for success. Graduates will be able to: Relate knowledge of child development to practice Create relationships with children, family and the community Apply observation, documentation and assessment strategies Implement developmentally appropriate teaching and learning activities Demonstrate professionalism Follow health, safety and nutrition practices Show More

Admission Requirements: Complete Online application form Review and sign Functional Abilities Disclosure Review and sign Background Check Disclosure Complete admissions meeting with a Northwood Tech counselor For ADDITIONAL program-specific requirements, visit:

This program is offered

No set application deadline. October 1 is the date Northwood Tech begins taking applications for the following fall term. February 1 is the date for the following spring term, and July 1 for the following summer term. District residents who apply on or before the following dates shall have admission priority. For programs commencing any time during the fall semester, the preceding January 1. For programs commencing any time during the spring semester, the preceding May 1. For programs commencing any time during the summer semester, the preceding October 1. After the dates specified above, district residents shall have priority equal to non-district state residents for admission to programs.
The E-Connect - Child Care Services program ladders all 27 credits into the Early Childhood Education (in person) program or E-CHiLD (online) program.
Employment Services available to College students and graduates include: Electronic postings of all current openings listed with Employment Services are located on Wisconsin TechConnect, work-study positions within Northwood Tech are mailed/e-mailed to eligible students, Salary and placement information Northwood Tech dates are posted on the Northwood Tech Web site on each program page, resumé assistance - staff are available to assist with resumés, cover letters, etc. (check with Student Services), seminars/workshops held on campus (including interview preparation), and job fairs held on campus.
The Academic Support Center (ASC) is located at each campus. Community members and students are encouraged to meet with an ASC instructor to create a personalized success plan. Services include: GED/HSED preparation, college preparation coursework, academic support within the classroom, foundational skill building classes in math/writing/reading, test taking and study skills strategies, critical thinking skills, basic computer skills, learning styles inventory, free peer tutoring, workshops focused on student learning, math and writing labs, academic coaching: individual one on one support, and English Language Learner (ELL) classes.

Background Checks: Wisconsin General: $7, Wisconsin Caregiver: $10, Minnesota Caregiver: $20, National: $52 Book costs TBD
Students are responsible for a percentage of tuition and fees as determined by the WTCS Tuition and Fee Refund Policy when a class is dropped after the date classes start (regardless if the student ever attended). Refunds are calculated from the date the student formally notifies the Student Services office of their intent to drop a class or completely withdraws. Students must complete a drop form or drop classes online through MyNorthwoodTech. Refer to the Student Handbook for specifics.

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