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Early Childhood Education program earns NAEYC accreditation

The College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) associate degree program was awarded the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation, for demonstrating evidence of Excellence in Professional Preparation Standards.

WCTC was the second technical college in the Wisconsin Technical College System to have its ECE program accredited. The College’s ECE program prepares students for jobs such as child care teachers, teacher assistants, program directors and related positions. ECE program students also have opportunities to develop their skills in the on-campus WCTC Child Development Center, which earned a 5-star rating from Youngstar – Wisconsin’s Quality Rating Improvement System, a program of the Department of Children and Families.

NAEYC focuses on improving the well-being of young children, with particular emphasis on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8.