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Early Childhood Studies: Family Childcare License Preparation

Award Type: Certificate of Competency

This noncredit certificate of completion in Family Childcare License Preparation will prepare the student for the in-home family childcare licensing process by providing the required hours of instruction on regulatory aspects, development stages, nutrition, and safety. Upon completion, the student will need to complete the application process through Community Care Licensing with the Department of Social Services. Program completion does not ensure license approval.

The graduate of the Certificate of Competency in Early Childhood Studies: Family Childcare License Preparation will:

  • Successfully apply for an in-home daycare license.
  • Understand and implement regulatory conditions for an in-home daycare service.
  • Understand the developmental needs of the infants, toddlers, and children being served.
  • Provide a safe and enriching environment for the children being served.

Program Requirements

Five courses (69 - 115 hours) are required to obtain the Certificate of Competency. English proficiency is required.

Course Number Course Title Units
ECSN 7300 Family Childcare Business 9.0 - 15.0 hours
ECSN 7301 Child Health and Safety 18.0 - 30.0 hours
ECSN 7302 Developmental Needs of a Child 15.0 - 25.0 hours
ECSN 7303 Infant and Toddler Care 12.0 - 20.0 hours
ECSN 7304 Ethics and Business Contracts 15.0 - 25.0 hours