Program Goals and Outcomes

Child Care Professional Program Goals and Outcomes

The online child care professional program can help you prepare for an entry-level job as a teacher aide, preschool aide, or child care provider. Designed to help you prepare for credentialing, our affordable training program can fulfill both the educational and professional work experience component needed to apply for your CDA Credential.

Child Care Professional

Career Diploma

4 months

As low as $69/mo

1-800-275-4410 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

Program Goal

To prepare for entry-level positions working in a child care center or family child care program and to provide continuing education units for those working with children ages birth through eight.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Recognize the opportunities available in the field of early childhood and the professional organizations that accredit and advance the field
  • Define how to supervise and monitor the health and safety of children in their care
  • Organize developmentally appropriate activities and implement curricula that support healthy social and emotional development, along with healthy growth and development in areas including math, science, social studies, art, music, literacy, and language
  • Create schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Recognize signs of social, emotional, physical or developmental delay in children, including the range of development disabilities among young children. Student will understand how to plan for children with special needs and communicate those issues to the proper stakeholders
  • Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interests, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered
  • Identify the importance of partnerships with families, colleagues, and the community
  • Identify principles from the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Recognize the cultural differences among families and apply strategies to meet the various needs of all children in their care


Family Child Care Specialization

  • Identify the necessary skills needed to start and maintain a well- planned and successful early childhood program such as marketing, finance, accreditation, local and state regulations, facilities and personnel management, hiring and staff development
  • Consider effective curricula and lessons plans for multi-age populations in an early childhood family childcare setting
  • Recognize the unique characteristics of developing a nurturing environment for children and families, planning effective curriculum, and developmentally appropriate activities in a family childcare early childhood setting


Center-Based Specialization

  • Recognize typical development of infants and toddlers and recognize effective curricular and lesson planning considerations for the infant and toddler classroom environment
  • Recognize typical development of preschool age children and recognize effective curricular and lesson planning considerations for the preschool classroom environment
  • Recognize typical development of school-age children and recognize effective curricular and lesson planning considerations for the school-age classroom environment

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