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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!


Child Day Care FAQ's

Q. What does a Child Day Care Specialist do?
A. Child Day Care Specialists provide a safe and nurturing environment for children of all ages but typically younger children. The role requires organizing daily activities, and educational experiences to help with child’s development as well as overall care including emotional and physical well-being of the children placed under their guidance.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Employment Opportunities for Child Day Care Specialists are wide ranging, depending on the career path that you choose you may be required to seek certification and or additional credentialing.
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Q. Does this meet my Child Day Care Specialist state requirements?
A. 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.
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Q. What is the growth potential of a Child Day Care Specialist?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Child Day Care Specialists jobs are expected to increase by 2028.*
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Q. How much does a Child Day Care Specialist Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $485 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Child Day Care Specialist Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence in distance education institutions.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Child Day Care Specialist?
A. Child Day Care Specialists have the opportunity to start their own business or work for a childcare center.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Child Day Care Specialist program?
A. Skills covered in the Child Day Care Specialist Program include Child Care Today, Preschool Children, School-age Children, Child Development Theories, Children and Nutrition, Keeping Children Healthy and Safe, State and Local Regulations, Creating a Business Plan For Your Day Care, Defining Discipline, Special Needs Children.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Child Day Care Specialist school cost?
While our online Child Day Care Specialist school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Child Day Care Specialist school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Child Day Care Specialist program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn how to become a Child Day Care Specialist, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online Child Day Care Specialist school program is completed in 7 months.

Is this the best online Child Day Care Specialist school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Child Day Care Specialist school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Child Day Care Specialist school near me?
Our online Child Day Care Specialist school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Childcare Workers, on the internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/childcare-workers.htm#tab-6 (October 3, 2019)