How to Become a Child Day Care Specialist
Step 1: Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent
Step 2: Research and Verify all State and Local RequirementsA 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 Step 3: Get Formal Training through an Accredited InstitutionFormal training is often required as a part of a state or local requirements, and is typically available at the certificate level, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like child care, nutrition, and fundamentals for developing a business.Step 4: Obtain CredentialingDepending on your state and local requirements, additional Credentialing may be required to obtain work. Certification shows you have the knowledge to perform well in a role as a Child Day Care Specialist and have mastered nationally-recognized Child Care Standards. (Graduates of USCI’s Child Day Care Program may begin pursuing the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential after their course.) Step 5: Start WorkingMany employers will offer on-the job training, however Child Day Care specialists must have met their state and local requirements before applying to jobs. Many individuals in this field will also start their own businesses and in-home day cares.
What You'll Learn In Your Online Child Day Care Specialist Training
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- Child Care Today
- Preschool Children
- School-age Children
- Child Development Theories
- Children and Nutrition
- Keep Children Healthy and Safe
- State and Local Regulations
- Create a Business Plan For Your Day Care
- Defining Discipline
- Special Needs Children
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Child Day Care Specialist Course That Fits Your Life
In as little as four months you can be ready to start working as a Child Day Care Specialist. And our online day care school and child care training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online child day care specialist certificate course, there are no in-person child day care classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Child Day Care program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Child Day Care Specialist— no previous experience needed.