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Affordable child care classes and diploma online

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.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with our no interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals

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What you get

  • A one-year National Association of Family Child Care Silver Membership (a $45 value)
  • Textbook: Effective Practices in Childhood Education
  • Final Project: a resource collection to use after graduation
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads
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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*.

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

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

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ONLINE LEARNING

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.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth EDGE, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth EDGE throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

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

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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