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U.S. Career Institute’s Online Child Day Care School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on Your phone.

Do you like spending time with your kids, but also want a rewarding career? Become a Child Day Care Specialist with this Online Day Care School Child Care Certificate 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

Busy, working parents are looking for qualified Child Day Care Specialists who can supervise, educate and nurture their children while they work. Early childhood education has become widely recognized as important for children's development. 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!

  • Classes are self-paced, making them flexible and giving you the option to complete the program when it works best for you and your schedule!
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$59 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

What you will learn during your Day Care classes

What You'll Learn In Your Online Training

U.S. Career Institute’s Child Day Care Specialist Classes prepare graduates to obtain a position as a daycare provider. Students will be familiar with the stages of child development, associated activities, as well as nutritional and safety needs of the children in their care.

Our online program covers many topics including:

  • 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 course outline, please visit our Course Outline page. Child Day Care Outline

Jessica Cain Instructor

Child Day Care Program
Instructor/Course Expert

Jessica Cain, Ph.D. Early Education and Teaching Candidate (ABD)

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Child Day Care Program instructor Jessica Cain earned her A.S. in Interdisciplinary Early Child Education from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College. She then attended Eastern Kentucky University, earning her B.S. in Criminal Justice and M.A. in Special Education, Emphasis in Early Education. Jessica is finishing her Ph.D. in Early Education at Northcentral University, San Diego, CA. Jessica has over 23 years of experience in early childhood education, including working with her local Head Start and as a contractor for special projects at various state agencies. Jessica has worked for the past four years as a program manager with the Kentucky Division of Child Care. She is a Master Trainer for the Strengthening Business Practices Training. She contracted with the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA) to provide this training series to other state agencies. Jessica has also worked as a content director. She is now co-founder of the Early Child Training Center & and Early Childhood Consumer Education and Technical Assistance Center (ECCTC), a nonprofit Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for southern Kentucky.

Career Outlook & Course That Fits Your Life



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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 childcare 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.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Day Care Classes That Fits Your Life

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

“I couldn’t be happier. The program is extremely affordable, and self-paced! This allows me to be able to still achieve my goals while balancing school and work, without tons of stress! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for very flexible, low stress schooling!”

Elizabeth A.

Online Day Care Tuition and Financing

Program Tuition and Financing

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.


Q. How can I become a Daycare Provider?
A. Typically a High School diploma or equivalent is required, formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. 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. Graduates of USCI’s Child Day Care Program may begin pursuing the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential after their course.
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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 2% by 2032.*
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Q. How much does this 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 is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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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 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.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Childcare Workers (visited September 26, 2023). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.