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Online Child Care Class Curriculum

Caring for young children is a big responsibility. Our Child Care classes online curriculum is designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to work with kids in a day care, play group, or preschool setting. Topics range from how to create positive learning environments and dealing with health and safety concerns to child development, diversity, assessment, and program operations.


Orientation: Learning at Ashworth  

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century. You’ll also learn about the field of early childhood education and the various roles available to educators in this field.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
  • Define early childhood education and the roles available to educators in the field.

Lesson Group 1: Learning Environments

Lesson Group 1: Learning Environments 

In this course, you’ll learn what comprises safe and healthy learning environments and the importance of age-appropriate activities for children.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the importance of health and safety.
  • Identify safety hazards.
  • Identify age-appropriate activities for children.
  • Explain the importance of learning centers.

Lesson Group 2: Best Practices in Child Care

Lesson Group 2: Best Practices in Child Care  

In this course, you’ll learn to describe the different types of childcare and preschool programs.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe research into the lasting benefits of early childhood education.
  • Explain how a teacher can support growth and development.
  • Describe individual learners and the culturally diverse classroom.

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Program Description

The Child Care Provider Career Diploma is designed to provide students with an overall knowledge of childcare, including stages of childhood development, health and safety concerns, and early childhood education. Topics include career opportunities, learning environments, health and safety concerns, child development, diversity, curriculum, assessment, program operations, and professional growth.

Program Objectives

After completing the Child Care Provider program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the personal characteristics and educational requirements for early childhood educators and describe the types of career opportunities available to those with the proper training.
  2. Explain the components required to create a safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate learning environment.
  3. Describe health and safety concerns when working with young children in an educational setting.
  4. List and describe the stages of childhood development, and identify learning activities and educational games that are appropriate for different ages and developmental stages.
  5. Identify and describe the factors that influence a child's development, such as race, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, intelligence, and ability.
  6. Explain the major theories around early childhood education and describe how these theories affect the setup, curriculum, and teaching strategies utilized in the early education classroom.
  7. Explain the issues and problems confronting prospective teachers and describe current issues and trends in early childhood education.

Caring for your career path

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412