The Child Services Co-op is a skill certificate program for seniors who are 17 years of age and who have satisfactorily completed the Assistant Child Care Teacher (ACCT) course during their junior year. The competency areas covered include personal/interpersonal, thinking/information processing, systems/technology, introduction to child care services, the center environment, children professional development, food and nutrition, health and safety, and special needs of children. Core employability skills are also measured. Students who satisfactorily complete the program and graduate from high school also qualify to receive the second-level Wisconsin Department of Children and Families(DCF) employment designation as a Child Care Teacher.
This program is endorsed by the Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, and Wisconsin Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
Wisconsin Cooperative Education Skill Standards: