Childcare Provider

Program Description
This 480 clock hour program requires the completion of 16 weeks (days), or 16 weeks (evenings) of study. This program will familiarize students with the fundamentals of childcare as a provider. Students will learn how to care for infants, young children, and older children, usually while the children’s parents or guardians are at work or away for other reason. They learn to work individually with one child or with groups of children to create a safe, comfortable, and creative environment.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform duties of a Childcare Provider including providing care for infants and children of various ages. Emphasis is placed on social, physical, cognitive and creative development and learning.

Occupational Objectives

Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level position as a Childcare Provider in a private scholastic setting.

Program Length/Class Hours

6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 16 weeks, 480 hours

Module Title: Total Lecture Clinical/Lab
Hours Hours Hours
Module ACP Learning Development for Infants 30 20 10
Module BCP Learning Development for 2 and 3 year olds 50 40 10
Module CCP Learning Development for Preschool Children 50 30 20
Module DCP Emotional and Self Development 20 15 05
Module ECP Social and Physical and Cognitive Development 60 50 10
Module FCP Language and Creative Development 50 40 10
Module GCP Learning Through Observation 20 15 05
Module HCP Families and Comunities 40 30 103
Module ICP Guidance, Health, safety and Nutrition 40 30 10
Module JCP Program Management and Externship 120 00 00
Total 480 270 90

 

Module Description:

Module ACP     Learning Development for Infants – Students will learn how to care for infants including handling feeding, bathing, and sleeping routines as well as how to provide the right stimuli for optimal progress in their development.

Module BCP     Learning Development for 2 and 3 Year Olds Students will learn to identify and understand the major motor, intellectual, social and emotional changes of a 2 and 3 year old child. Students will also learn how to effectively communicate with children to help ease frustration and misbehavior.

Module CCP     Learning Development for Preschool Children – Students will learn how to create a learning environment for preschool aged children which promotes educational learning and helps develop social skills.

Module DCP     Emotional and Self-Development – Students will learn how provide development in physical, emotional, and social development areas of young children. Students will also learn how to assist in developing social awareness and communication skills in young children to relieve stressful situations and misbehavior.

Module ECP     Social, Physical and Cognitive Development – Students will learn how to establish an environment to promotes social, physical and cognitive development in young children. This may include learning devices, toys and equipment that promotes child development.

Module FCP     Language and Creative Development – Students will learn how to establish a learning environment that promotes learning of language and the creativity of a young child and how it aides in their cognitive development.

Module GCP     Learning Through Observation – Students will learn how to create a learning environment that promotes positive learning by observation. Students will also learn how to use effective creativity through the use of visual aids and simple communication with young children.

Module HCP     Families and Communities – Students will learn how to understand the needs of working families and communities, and also learn how to adapt to specific care needs such as scheduling, age specific diets, or other special care needs a family may require.

Module ICP      Guidance, Health, Safety and Nutrition – Students will learn how to correctly provide guidance to those in their care, while also establishing a safe care environment. Students will also learn about nutrition and health needs of infants and young children.

Module JCP     Program Management and Internship – Students will conduct a 150 hour internship at a childcare facility where they will apply their knowledge and skills learned. Upon completion of their internship, students will have satisfactorily completed their program.