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Child Care and Education

Program Overview

This certificate program prepares students to obtain the national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and employment as a childcare worker. The courses help students learn to perform tasks in a professional child care setting.

Students who graduate from this program will receive a self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential.

 

Career Information and Outlook

Childcare workers keep children safe, care for their needs, and help them with their development through reading, doing crafts, or engaging in other activities. They also communicate with parents regarding their children’s progress and behavior. Childcare workers often work at daycare centers, preschools, someone’s home, or even their own home.

Childcare is a growing career field. Employment of childcare workers is expected to grow by 14 percent from 2012 to 2022. Increases in the number of children who require childcare and continued demand for preschool programs will fuel growth in the industry.*

 

Topics Students Will Learn About:

  • Observing and recording progress/behavior of children

  • Advancement of physical and intellectual development

  • Enhancement of social and emotional development

  • Positive relationships with families

  • Commitment to professionalism

  • Effective program operation

  • Safe and healthy environments for children and childcare workers

 

Careers in this Field:

  • Childcare Worker

  • Daycare Worker

  • Teacher Assistant

 

Course Curriculum

 

Please visit the Course Catalog page for Core Course listings.

 

What do students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Career Online High School

  • Self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential

 

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Childcare Workers, on the Internet at

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/childcare-workers.htm 

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