The Family Childcare Provider Certificate provides students with an introduction in planning a quality in-home child care business, including the requirements of obtaining a license as a family child care provider and an understanding of National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. The knowledge and skills covered in this program will enable students to set up good business practices, design developmentally appropriate curriculum and professionalism. This certificate also serves as a gateway into other noncredit and credit programs.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Understand state licensing requirements and guidelines for running an in-home child care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Family Child Care Harms/Clifford Environmental Rating Scale.
  • Apply state guidelines and child development concepts to establish good business practices and to design a quality family child care environment.
  • Use the knowledge from this program as a foundation for working with children, families and the community.
Required Courses (24 hours) Hours
EAR-810 Family Child Care – Our Business 8
EAR-811 Family Child Care – Our Curriculum 8
EAR-812 Family Child Care – Our Family and Community 8