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Our affordable online Child Care training course

A career in child care calls for the ability to connect with different personalities as well as stick to best practices to keep kids safe and thriving. If you're interested in learning the latest in child development, health and safety, assessment strategies and more, our specially designed online child care training course could be perfect for you.

With Ashworth College's Child Care Provider training online, you'll develop the skills to care for children from birth to school age in as few as four months. From taking care of the physical needs of young children to creating a safe, healthy, developmentally-appropriate learning environment, our program is designed to provide you with the background and practical skills to succeed in a competitive field. Upon graduation, you'll become a member of the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC) at no extra cost.

National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC)

What you get

  • Comprehensive child care textbook and online training guides, exams, and assessments
  • A one-year Basic Membership to the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC) ($45 value)
  • Access to Academic Advisors and the ability to track academic progress through the student portal
  • Personalized Career Guidance to ensure your education leads to a successful, fulfilling career
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Busy parents all over the country rely on child care providers to help nurture their kids' intellectual and emotional growth. As a child care provider in a day care center, before- or after-school program, private preschool, or family home, you'll have a direct impact on the lives of the kids you care for. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 1,298,700 people will be employed as child care providers by 2026*.


With the latest knowledge in early childhood education, you'll have the tools to provide an environment where children can thrive.


Be an integral part of the day-to-day development of young children, ensuring each child gets the attention he or she deserves.


Elevate your career to a new level with online child care training courses that fit into your schedule, no matter how hectic.

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

When you take the initiative to enroll in a child care training course, it shows that you are self-motivated and strive to hone your skills to the professional level. These qualities and the real-world knowledge you will have when you graduate are highly valued by child care providers and after-school and day care programs.

Yes! All students in our online Childcare course receive personalized career assistance. We'll help you create an impactful resume, prepare for interviews, and explore job opportunities that may be available in your area.

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to graduate from our Child Care training course. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

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State requirements

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