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Day Care Specialist Course Outline

Starting a Day Care in Your Home

Course Outline

Are you interested in starting a day care in your home?  Learn everything you need to know to become a Child Day Care Specialist with this at home day care training course. This is a professional-level program leading to a Child Day Care Specialist Career certificate. You progress step-by-step from the basics of childcare into more advanced subjects like keeping children's records, observing regulations, making your business plan and much, much more.

Here's an overview of the custom learning materials and bonus items you'll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. Welcome to the World of Child Day Care!
  2. Child Care Today
  3. The Newborn—More Than Meets the Eye
  4. A Closer Look at Infants
  5. Toddlers—Here, There and Everywhere
  6. Preschool Children

Unit 2


  1. School-age Children
  2. Child Development Theories—Beyond Ages and Stages
  3. Connect to the Children in Your Care
  4. Defining Discipline
  5. Children and Nutrition'We Are What We Eat

Unit 3


  1. Keep Children Healthy
  2. Keep Children Safe
  3. Form the Groundwork
  4. Get Ready—Create a Business Plan
  5. The Parent Connection

Unit 4


  1. Ways to Enhance Your Child Day Care Program
  2. Special Needs Children—Understand and Accommodate
  3. Putting It All Together—Final Practicum

Additional Course Materials*

  • Forms, Assessments and Checklists
  • Teacher Top Ten Supplement
  • Poison First Aid Guide
  • Healthy Food Ideas for Growing Minds and Bodies
  • Your Day Care as a Business Supplement
  • Career Starter Kit
*Additional course materials are delivered to you throughout the program.
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