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Early Childhood Leadership Certificate (WI – Leadership Credential)

Effective leaders inspire continuous quality improvement within themselves, their programs and the community. The Early Childhood Leadership Certificate builds your capacity for new directions, innovation and visionary change. Participants explore the areas of emotional intelligence, shared vision, reflective supervision, resilience, advocacy and leading through change. The four-course journey is designed to grow self-awareness, increase confidence, align passion and purpose, and empower current and future leaders. This certificate complements both the Child Care Administration and Child Care Program Development Certificates.

Certificates can be taken for noncredit, undergraduate or graduate credit

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the importance of excellence and diversity in early childhood programs, and the role of vision and reflective practice in reaching these goals
  • Define the skills and dispositions of an effective leader and examine your own using research-based tools
  • Learn and apply leadership theory for building a competent, motivated and resilient team
  • Explore professional relationship-building and collaboration to transform the community
  • Create and integrate a capstone project focused on transformation leadership and change


To register for a certificate or course contact:
Liz Weber, Program Manager at (414) 227-3334 or


To get started, sign up for the first course, Early Childhood Leadership: The Personal Disposition of a Leader. Courses must be taken in order as each course is a prerequisite for the next course. Earn your certificate by completing 3 courses plus the capstone course. Earn the WI credential by commissioning with The Registry.

COURSESUWM Campus Prefix/Course NumberSummerFallSpring
LC #1: Early Childhood Leadership: The Personal Disposition of a LeaderAD LDSP 591FallSpring
LC #2: Early Childhood Leadership: Leading in Your ProgramAD LDSP 592Spring
LC #3: Early Childhood Leadership: Leading in the Community & the FieldAD LDSP 593FallSpring
LC #4: Early Childhood Leadership: Leading for ChangeAD LDSP 594
Certificate Information Sheet

Learn what the Early Childhood Leadership Certificate (WI – Leadership Credential) has to offer

Industry Partners

In Partnership With

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood
The Registry

Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Liz Weber, Program Manager

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