Prepare to pursue a career as a child care professional with Penn Foster Career School’s online Child Care Professional Career Diploma program! Start learning new skills at home, on your own time, at your own pace. The Child Care Professional Career Diploma program helps students prepare for entry-level positions such as a Teacher Aide, Preschool Aide, In-home Child Care Provider, or Nanny. The program will also provide 38 continuing education units (CEUs) for students working with children ages birth through eight.
Why Choose Penn Foster Career School for Child Care Professional Training
Choose between two Specializations: Family Child Care or Center-Based, to tailor your program based on what child care setting you’d like to work in
Get in-field training with the optional work experiences available in this program. You can apply through Bright Horizons — an official partner of Penn Foster Career School!
Participate in live webinars with your instructors and peers
Program includes projects that will teach you real-world application of knowledge
Some of your course credits can be transferred to Penn Foster College’s Early Childhood Education Associate degree program
If you are interested in seeking your CDA (Child Development Associate) credential, your program closely aligns with the eight educational areas as mandated by the Council for Professional Recognition and can be used as the educational component prerequisite
Program aligns to the outcomes for quality education of the National Association of Young Children (NAEYC)
Your program includes:
Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
Textbooks and learning aids
Access 24/7 to Penn Foster’s online Student Community, plus immediate membership in the Child Care Professional academic group
Customize your study plans and keep track of your progress with goal-setting and progress-tracking tools