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Do you like spending time with your kids, but also want a rewarding career? Become a Child Day Care Specialist with this online child day care certificate course and get paid for doing what you love! The need for child day care workers is rising quickly as more parents enter the workforce. Work for a day care center, preschool, or get a day care license and start a day care business in your home.

Why Choose Child Day Care?

Busy, working parents are looking for qualified Child Day Care Specialists who can supervise, educate and nurture their children while they work. Parents want someone they can trust to provide the best care possible in a healthy and happy environment.

As a Child Day Care Specialist, you can make a career out of helping these children and their families. And have fun while you do it!

The need for child care is rising because the number of children requiring childcare is expected to grow. Demand for childcare workers is expected to grow as well and this demand will produce an increase in child care jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor projects the growth for Child Day Care jobs to increase by 2028* Some of these new Child Day Care Specialists will work for preschools and day care centers. Many will be self-employed, starting their own in-home day care business.

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In the past decade, early childhood education has become widely recognized as important for children's development. Childcare workers often work alongside preschool teachers as assistants. This continued focus on the importance of early childhood education will also spur demand for preschool programs and thus for childcare workers.


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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 Requirements
A 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 Institution
Formal 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 Credentialing
Depending 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 Working
Many 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.

How to Become a Child Day Care Specialist

What You'll Learn In Your Online Child Day Care Specialist Training

Our Child Day Care program is now available with Electronic or Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

  • 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

For the full Child Day Care Specialist course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.

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.

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Child Day Care Specialist Program Tuition and Financing

Tuition for our Child Day Care Specialist program is all-inclusive! You'll receive your electronic lesson books, supplements, instructor assistance and career support for graduates—all included in your tuition.

We strive to ensure our Child Day Care Specialist program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your child day care specialist program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Childcare Workers, on the internet at (October 3, 2019)