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Child Care Certificate prepares students to work with children from birth
through age eight in child care, pre-school, or school-age programs. Students
gain an understanding of child development, plan developmentally appropriate
activities and practice responsibilities of assistant teachers.
may enroll in the program on a part-time or full-time basis. Students who are
employed full-time are strongly encouraged to take no more than two courses per
semester. Special program costs include transportation to fieldwork sites. A
medical exam, tuberculin test and fingerprinting may be required before
The following skills and dispositions, with or without reasonable accommodations, are expected of students enrolled in the Early Child Care Certificate program.