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FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER

The Family Child Care Provider certificate program provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment as a family childcare provider. The certificate emphasizes human growth and development, health, safety, nutrition, and program and business management.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The purpose of this technical certificate is to provide a solid Early Childhood Care and Education foundation of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and techniques that will improve the quality of care for children who are cared for by family child care providers, and to provide guidelines and responsibilities for professional business practices associated with the successful establishment and administration of a Family Child Care Home.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER CURRICULUM

The standard curriculum for the Family Child Care Provider certificate program is designed for the quarter system. The certificate generally takes 2 quarters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 25 credit hours.

CURRICULUM OUTLINE CREDITS
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES 25
ECE 1010* Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education5
ECE 1030* Human Growth and Development I5
ECE 1050* Health, Safety, and Nutrition5
ECE 2142* Family Childcare Program Management5
ECE 2144* Family Childcare Business Management5

* "C" or higher is required for designated courses.

(OL) designation indicates course is available online in selected quarters.

PROGRAM COSTS

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Tuition/Fees: $1,026

Books/Supplies: $350

Note: To be employed in childcare centers, public schools, or Head Start centers, an individual must have a satisfactory criminal record check. Evidence of a current satisfactory criminal record background check at student's expense is required by midterm of the student's first quarter at Southeastern Tech. Students will not be registered for second quarter classes until the completion of a satisfactory criminal record check is obtained and on file in the dean's office.