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.
Students who complete the Childcare certificate will be able to:
apply academic and practical skills based on the five areas of professional competency for early childhood professionals in Vermont: child development, family and community, teaching and learning, health and safety, and professionalism/program organization;
complete Vermont’s Level IIIA industry credential to become an associate teacher in an early childhood setting or a program director or gain the Vermont Afterschool Professional credential; and
explore pathways for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.
Total credits: 27
Courses are listed in the order in which we recommend you take them.
Choose 3 courses in EDU or PSY aligned with Vermont’s childcare industry including courses toward your Vermont Childcare Apprenticeship, Program Director credential or Vermont Afterschool Professional credential.