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High School Diploma with Child Care Professional Career Pathway

Take the first steps towards a career in child care while you earn your high school diploma online with Penn Foster High School. Our Child Care Professional Career Pathway program allows you to work toward a diploma or degree in child care and early childhood education. Your concentration electives in the High School Diploma with Child Care Professional program are transferable to the Penn Foster Child Care Professional Career Diploma program.
Did you know that the child care industry is expected to add over 69,000 jobs in the coming years?¹

Courses

Child Care Professional 1
Learn how both environment and biology influence a growing child, developmentally appropriate practices in planning for children’s success, and effective management strategies in a child care setting.
Child Care Professional 2
Learn observation techniques and how to use those observations toward assessing individuals and groups of young children.
Child Care Professional 3
Learn how to plan and implement developmentally appropriate and creative curriculum, and fostering children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth using varying instructional methods.
Child Care Professional 4
Learn the basics of health, safety, and nutrition as they relate to the early childhood setting.
Child Care Professional 5
Learn about the developmental continuum of infants and toddlers, as well as effective curriculum implementation and planning of developmentally appropriate creative activities for the early childhood classroom.

¹ http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/childcare-workers.htm.

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