Sep 26, 2022  
Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Catalog 2022-2023

Childcare +



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This certificate program prepares students for work in the childcare industry and early education environment. Courses in this program are also excellent preparation for continued study in education and child development.

+ This program can be completed fully online.

Childcare Semester Map

Childcare to Early Childhood Ed - Certificate to Degree Map

Program Outcomes


Students who complete the Childcare certificate will be able to:

  • practice and model effective communication, observation strategies, and partnerships with children and their families;
  • apply developmentally appropriate and professionally accepted practices used in childcare or school settings which promote inclusion of children with diverse abilities;
  • employ strategies to maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment in childcare and school settings;
  • exhibit professional conduct in an early childhood education or school setting including legal and ethical responsibilities, roles, and boundaries;
  • explore pathways and demonstrate preparedness for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.

Total credits: 24


Note:


Background checks are common in early childhood and afterschool fields. Those with prior justice system involvement are encouraged to research employment exclusions that may arise depending on role, employer, and/or licensing criteria.

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