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 advanced standing. 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!