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Center for Early Childhood Professional Development & Leadership


All of our courses combine cutting-edge learning with the latest in research to manage and lead an effective, high quality program. These credit-based courses focus on job specific skills so you can apply the practical knowledge you have learned to your current position. The credentials are also a stepping stone to advancement for any aspect of the early care and education field.

What can you expect?

  • Courses designed to meet the needs of busy child care professionals
  • Up-to-date information in administration and organizational management
  • Engaging activities and discussion that improve your skills and competencies
  • A community of learners that exchange ideas and share resources
  • Credits which can be applied to specific UWM degree programs
  • Online, blended and customized formats

Take the next step - advance your career today and register for our credential courses!

Earn the certificate by completing all credential courses within three years (T.E.A.C.H. scholarship recipients within two years). T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships are available to those who are eligible. For information or a scholarship application, contact Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) at 800-783-9322, or visit

Our credentials and certificates are recognized by The Wisconsin Registry.

To enroll or request more information, contact Miriam Malone directly at 414-227-3133.

  Program Areas  
Child Care Administration: Courses, Credential & Certificate
Child Care Program Development Credential/Certificate (12 credits)
Degree Pathways for Early Childhood Administrators, Directors & Educators
Early Childhood Leadership: Courses, Credential & Certificate
Pyramid Model: Social/Emotional Competence in Young Children New Available Online
School-Age / After-School Programs: Courses, Workshops, & Institutes
Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS, online) Available Online
  Course Series  
Leadership Mosaic - A Unique Event for Early Learning Leaders New
For more information, contact:
Miriam Malone, Program Manager,, 414-227-3133


Leadership Credential Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf

Program Development Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf

T.E.A.C.H funding is available for tuition assistance to qualifying Wisconsin applicants. Call 1-800-783-9322 ext. 7240; or visit www.wisconsin

Administrator Credential Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf