This training program combines a two course training track:Child Day Care Management Child Health, Nutrition and SafetyDo you love being around children Have you ever thought about becoming a child care worker or wondered if you could start a home day care business Child day care management distance learning course can provide you with the information to take the first step toward earning an attractive child care worker salary. With our child day care management distance learning course, you can learn the key concepts involved in being a child care worker. You could even learn some basic ideas on how to start a home day care business! A child care worker is a special person who helps children grow, learn, and gain new skills every day. A child care worker also provides behavioral and emotional support so children feel safe and comfortable while with a child care worker.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Identify the elements involved in starting a daycare business
Comprehend the requirements and considerations for planning a daily schedule
Identify methods for generating enrollment, solving common problems, and setting professional goals
Identify methods and considerations for developing a curriculum
Define example activities for early childhood curriculum
Define the principles of promoting a healthy childhood lifestyle to achieve optimal growth and development
Identify various conditions affecting child health
Identify methods for maintaining a safe environment which reduces risk of injury
Define the basic concepts for food and nutrition for the child
Identify methods for effective meal planning
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.
Partnered with Regionally Accredited Colleges and Universities
Multiple funding options
Can I write in the books?
No, but the student may purchase the book at the end of the course. Please refer to your book agreement that you signed in your initial enrollment process. It outlines all of the specifications in regard to your books.
When do I get my welcome letter?
You will receive your welcome letter 3-5 days prior to your start date. If you have not received within that time frame please contact an Education Consultant to help you.
Am I eligible for MYCAA?
Visit the MyCAA Website to see if you are eligible.
What are my payment options?
Click the Financing link at the top of this page for financing information.
What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
Upon successful completion of our Child Day Care Management course, students will be prepared for a job in the Child Day Care industry and, in part, for the education requirements to become a Child Development Associate (CDA).
Candidates seeking to apply for CDA assessment must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Be 18 years of age or older
Hold a high school diploma or GED
Have 480 hours of experience working with children within the past five years
Have 120 clock hours of formal child care education within the past five years
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Mac OS Users
Mac OS X or higher (in classic mode); 56K modem or higher; Soundcard and Speakers; Apple Safari
iPad – iOS 5.1 (or latest)
We recommend setting your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels.
System will support the two latest releases of each browser. When using older versions of a browser, users risk running into problems with the course software.
Windows Users: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mac OS Users: Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
Suggested Plug-ins: Flash Player, Real Player, Adobe Reader, Java