“As I was teaching at CCV I found I was getting the most from my students when we were out in the field – they really responded to that learning style – so I helped to develop classes in the environmental science program that maximize hands-on-learning.”
Daniel Schmidt Environmental Science Faculty Member
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 work in a registered home childcare program; 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 Child Care Apprenticeship, Program Director for Early Childhood and Afterschool Programs or Vermont Afterschool Professional credential.