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.
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.
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 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|
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.
Course Materials/Equipment: Caring For Your Baby and Young Child – Birth to Age 5 (textbook also available in Spanish), craft and classroom prep materials, pediatric first aid/CPR certification, Trustline registry, Livescan fingerprinting
Requirements for Graduation: Students must pass a final exam with a score of 70%, “D” grade or better, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended and complete a 120-hour Internship/externship to be considered for graduation.