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Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) Available Online


This workshop gives participants an opportunity to explore the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and enables them to apply the standards to build a foundation for high-quality care and education for all children from birth to the beginning of first grade. WMELS outlines developmental expectations through a continuum.

Participants will learn how to apply the Early Learning Performance Standards to determine what children should know and be able to do, plan learning experiences, provide supportive environments and collect data to ensure that all children are learning and making progress.

WMELS online is asynchronous—meaning not occurring at the same time. Participants will have a significant amount of interaction with the instructor and other students in the online discussion forums. Participants do NOT need to be online at the same time as other participants and do NOT need a webcam for this class.


This workshop offers the full YoungStar approved 18 hours of WMELS training and uses the teaching cycle to support those working in any early childhood setting.

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WMELS (3-Week Online Noncredit Workshop)

Mon. May 11-Sat. May 30 Available Online

Mon., July 13-Sat., Aug 1 Available Online

Mon., Sept. 21-Sat., Oct. 10 Available Online

Mon.,Oct. 26-Sat., Nov. 14 Available Online

Mon., Nov. 30-Sat., Dec. 19 Available Online



Leadership Credential Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf

Program Development Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf

UWM Early Childhood Winter/Spring 2015 Catalog

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