Are you caring, patient and creative? Are you the one that kids often sidle up to at family picnics? Consider a career in the growing field of child care. The Early Child Care certificate program provides excellent preparation and the credentials you need to get started right away.Official Program Description >Is Early Child Care program right for you? >
You will learn to create a nurturing, safe classroom where every child thrives. You will study how children develop and how to plan age-appropriate activities that foster their development.Curriculum >Learning Outcomes >
A combination of classroom-based instruction and field experience helps you move from observer to active participant. This 32-credit certificate also includes liberal arts courses that enhance your training.Course Descriptions >
Upon successful completion of this one-year certificate program, you will be prepared to work as a child-care provider in an early childhood program.Career Paths >Gainful Employment Information >
"I was always the one who wanted to be the teacher when I played with friends. This field is the perfect fit for my interests!" ~Gayle P.
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