Child Care Services Overview
CVTC’s Child Care Services program allows you to complete your education in one year and begin a child care career. Earning a technical diploma in child care services prepares you for working with young children. Child care providers play an important role in child development by attending to children’s needs and organizing activities that stimulate physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth.
In the child care classes you will learn how to help children explore their interests, develop their talents and independence, build self-esteem, and interact with others. Your education will also include learning how to plan and implement learning activities, work cooperatively with parents, and create a safe environment for young children.
*Please note: This program includes two in-person practicums, each eight hours/week.
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Just the Facts
Child Care Services
Financial Aid Eligible
Lead Two Year Old Teacher
Black River Child Care Center
CESA 11 Head Start
Sunshine Learning Center
The Kiddie Patch
CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
Our recent Child Care Services graduates reported an average starting salary of $26,736.
100% of our recent Child Care Services graduates got a job in the industry.
There are 205 job openings in the CVTC district for the Child Care Services industry.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Child Care Services program.
Early Childhood Education: Infant & Toddler Development
In this course you will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting.
Early Childhood Education: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
This course examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting.
The course examines child development in an early childhood education setting.
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Loved all of the teachers! A lot more personal with smaller classes than a University.
Child Care Services Graduate
Related Programs & Certificates
Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
Degrees & Diplomas
Early Childhood Education, Associate Degree
Foundations of Teacher Education, Associate Degree
Continue Your Learning
CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.// Explore Continuing Ed Opportunities
Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.