Child Day Care Career Diploma

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If you enjoy the company of children and want to learn the skills needed to manage and oversee a day care, Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program may be right for you. Read on to learn more about Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program is designed to teach you about the organization of educational activities, the relationship between guidance and discipline, the introduction to computers to children through play, and how to maintain a safe, clean, and well-organized day child environment. All of the instructional material needed to complete the program is provided by Penn Foster. Additionally, you have the ability to complete the requirements at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. Instructors are able to deal with issues you may have with the learning materials and can be contacted by phone or by email.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you apply to Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program, you should work well with children and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, you should have some interest in the managerial and business aspects of overseeing a child day care environment. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Penn Foster's Child Day Care Diploma program is divided into seven instruction sets. Many of the instruction sets include a practical exercise and learning aides.

Instruction Set Lessons
Instruction Set 1 Learning Strategies
Contemporary Child Care
Instruction Set 2 Child Development, Part 1
Child Development, Part 2
Instruction Set 3 How to Start Your Child Care Facility: Basic Steps
Licensing, Accreditation, Certification
Instruction Set 4 The Facility
Staff
Computers in Day Care
Instruction Set 5 Program Planning
Planning and Implementing for the Environment
Guidance
Diversity
Instruction Set 6 Caring for School Age Children
Working with Parents
Financing and Budget
Instruction Set 7 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child
Graded Projects

What are my Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

When you have completed Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma, you have the opportunity to pursue a career as an early childhood education professional. It is important to note, however, that a license is often required and that state requirements can vary. So, it is essential that you check with the state in which you plan to work for specific information.

Advanced Degrees

When you have finished Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program, you have the opportunity to pursue an associate's degree in a related field. An associate's degree in early childhood care and education may include courses on curriculum development, human growth and development, computer concepts and applications, art for children, and social issues and families. In some instances, an internship could be offered. Some possible degree programs could include:

  • Associate of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Associate of Applied Science in Child Care
  • Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education