Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? If that's your goal, the Child Care Services Program may be a good match for you.
As a graduate of this program, you'll care for children while their parents are at work or unavailable for other reasons. You'll attend to the children's health, safety, and nutrition, and have a role in their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth.
The Child Care Services Program offers a strong framework of child development, nutrition, creative activities, and practical experience with young children in area child care facilities. As a final project, you'll help produce a puppet show enjoyed by hundreds of children.
You may enroll in this program full- or part-time. If you have related work experience, you could qualify for credit for prior learning. If you decide to continue your education, the credits you earn in this program apply toward the two-year Early Childhood Education associate degree program, and selected credits transfer to some universities.
The ever-expanding field of child care demands higher standards and a larger, better-trained work force to meet the needs of families. Career opportunities vary. You could serve as the lead teacher in a group center, provide family child care in a home setting, oversee child care on cruise ships, or work as a nanny. Many child care providers operate their own successful businesses. You have options!