Child Daycare Specialist

Study From Home

New Career Training Institute’s accelerated home study Child Daycare Specialist program features a blended 240-hours of online lecture or paper-based study material in the comfort of your own home, and mentoring to prepare you for a new career.. National Certification Included in Tuition.

How long does it take to complete this program? 

This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace.

*Average completion time for this program if you study on a full time basis is about 4 weeks

*Average completion time for this program if you study on a part time basis is about 6 weeks

Complete your course work online, through the mail, or in combination.

You can study either via the paper-based or the online method: Click here for a full breakdown of how it Works

Course Overview

Employment of childcare workers is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Parents will continue to need assistance during working hours to care for their children. Because the number of children requiring childcare is expected to grow, demand for childcare workers is expected to grow as well.

Child Day Care Specialist Certificate

Course provides theoretical instruction that prepares students to obtain a position as a daycare provider, daycare technician, and/or head start technician which can be found in daycares, school, community centers, and are in accordance with state, federal and local governmental regulations and recommendations.

Program Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the basics of childhood development and methods for supporting diverse populations
  • Identify strategies for developing physical and cognitive intelligence
  • Identify methods for promoting safe, healthy, and engaging learning environments
  • Identify the stages of childhood development and select appropriate educational materials and activities for each
  • Comprehend the principles of program management and professionalism in the Child Development Associate career
  • Define theories of early childhood development
  • Comprehend how learning takes place and the role of the adult
  • Identify elements of prenatal, infancy, and toddler development
  • Comprehend the development of the toddler and how they become more independent
  • Identify the different ways children age six to eight develop

Specifics About the Course:

  • Classes are divided into two components: Home study learning /lecture and Clinical Lab experience
  • Learning /lecture – is done at your own pace on your schedule (approximately total 200 hours).
  • Clinical Lab experience – Students are required to complete hands-on practical training at a pre-approved clinical setting.
  • Course Materials – are included.
  • Tutoring – One-on-one communication with your instructor.
  • Exam Preparation – FREE CERTIFICATION PREPARATION prior to students taking their certification exams.
  • Certification Exams are administered on site at clinical lab session.
  • Clinical Class size – Class sizes are kept small to maximize instructor to student learning.
  • Payment – affordable, interest free, low monthly payment plans.
  • Tuition $799
  • Separate Registration Fee $260
  • Completion Time: The length of this program is (approximately 200 hours).

Employment change. Employment of child care workers is projected to increase by 11 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. An increasing emphasis on early childhood education programs will increase demand for these workers. Child care workers often work alongside preschool teachers as assistants. Therefore, increased demand for formal preschool programs will create growth for child care workers. Although only a few States currently provide targeted or universal preschool programs, many more are considering or starting such programs. A rise in enrollment in private preschools is likely as the value of formal education before kindergarten becomes more widely accepted. More States moving toward universal preschool education could increase employment growth for child care workers. However, growth will be moderated by relatively slow growth in the population of children under the age of five, who are generally cared for by these workers.

Job prospects.

High replacement needs should create good job opportunities for child care workers. Qualified persons who are interested in this work should have little trouble finding and keeping a job.

How much money can I make in this field?

The salary in the ECCE field varies greatly. The range is approximately $14,000 to $40,000 a year.

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.