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If you enjoy the company of children and want to learn the skills needed to manage and oversee a day care, Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program may be right for you. Read on to learn more about Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program here.
Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program is designed to teach you about the organization of educational activities, the relationship between guidance and discipline, the introduction to computers to children through play, and how to maintain a safe, clean, and well-organized day child environment. All of the instructional material needed to complete the program is provided by Penn Foster. Additionally, you have the ability to complete the requirements at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. Instructors are able to deal with issues you may have with the learning materials and can be contacted by phone or by email.
If you apply to Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program, you should work well with children and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, you should have some interest in the managerial and business aspects of overseeing a child day care environment. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.
Penn Foster's Child Day Care Diploma program is divided into seven instruction sets. Many of the instruction sets include a practical exercise and learning aides.
|Instruction Set 1|| Learning Strategies |
Contemporary Child Care
|Instruction Set 2|| Child Development, Part 1 |
Child Development, Part 2
|Instruction Set 3|| How to Start Your Child Care Facility: Basic Steps |
Licensing, Accreditation, Certification
|Instruction Set 4|| The Facility |
Computers in Day Care
|Instruction Set 5|| Program Planning |
Planning and Implementing for the Environment
|Instruction Set 6|| Caring for School Age Children |
Working with Parents
Financing and Budget
|Instruction Set 7|| Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child |
When you have completed Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma, you have the opportunity to pursue a career as an early childhood education professional. It is important to note, however, that a license is often required and that state requirements can vary. So, it is essential that you check with the state in which you plan to work for specific information.
When you have finished Penn Foster's Child Day Care Career Diploma program, you have the opportunity to pursue an associate's degree in a related field. An associate's degree in early childhood care and education may include courses on curriculum development, human growth and development, computer concepts and applications, art for children, and social issues and families. In some instances, an internship could be offered. Some possible degree programs could include: