Child Care Provider Program Curriculum
Our Child Care Provider program teaches the professional skills you need to start your career caring for young children. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to care for children in home-based day care, a play group, child day care center or preschool.
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.
Students will learn how to care for children in a home-based child care facility, play group, or full-service preschool. Topics include career opportunities, learning environments, health and safety concerns, child development, diversity, curriculum, assessment, program operations, and professional growth.
After completing the Child Care Provider program, students will be able to:
- 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.
- Explain the components required to create a safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate learning environment.
- Describe health and safety concerns when working with young children in an educational setting.
- List and describe the stages of childhood development, and identify learning activities and educational games that are appropriate for different ages and developmental stages.
- Identify and describe the factors that influence a child's development, such as race, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, intelligence, and ability.
- 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.
- Explain the issues and problems confronting prospective teachers and describe current issues and trends in early childhood education.