List of Accredited Online Degrees

Students of trade schools, colleges and universities can use an advanced degree or certification when pursuing career options in the child care industry. The very strict standards of what and how adults use to impact the growth and education of children is heavily regulated by state laws and limitations. Students of a degree program from a college or university cane earn a formal education in elementary education, learning disabilities, learning exceptionalities and counseling. Students of trade school programs are certified in the basics of health, nutrition, safety, elementary schooling and learning abilities.

For child care professionals, operating a daycare or after school facility is easier than the actual process of obtaining all the licensures, certificates, examinations and state inspections required before the acquisition and operation of such facility can come into reality. The sincere passion for children, combined with the foundations from a degree or certificate program will give graduates the opportunity to establish in home and out of home child care facilities. Daycare establishments can be divided into four groups: family child care (in home with less than 7 children un-related to provider), group child care (in home with 7-12 children), a child care center (over 12 children) and child care services offered by a religious group.

Students learning the basics in childcare and child development will be required to pass several examinations. The state must complete the formal tests to ensure that the care provider (the graduate) is competent in life saving techniques, sanitary home inspections, criminal and psychological back ground checks, financial stability and similar inspections of other employees and care providers in the same facility or home.

Graduates of child care programs will pursue careers as child care providers at already established centers, in private organizations or use the education as the foundation to become an entrepreneur in creating a separate and new child care center.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Child Psychology Certificate

By earning a Certificate in Child Psychology, students are able to better understand the psychosocial makeup of children and adolescents. Students in the program have the potential to learn the di...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    1
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Child Care Professional

Get ready 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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:

High School Diploma / Child Care Professional

Take the first steps towards a career in child care while you earn your high school diploma online with Penn Foster High School. The Child Care Professional Career Pathway program allows you to wo...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Care & Education

The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education prepares you to work with young children from birth to 5 years of age in a variety of private and public childcare and educational setti...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Undergraduate Certificate in Infant & Toddler Care

The undergraduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Care covers the planning and implementing of infant and toddler programs in group care settings. You’ll look at topics such as infant and ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Early Childhood Studies / Early Childhood Center Director

Macomb Community College offers a Certificate in Early Childhood Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Center Director. This program provides individuals with the knowledge and skills needed...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Science in Early Childhood and Paraprofessional

Northland Community and Technical College offers an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood and Paraprofessional Training for students who wish to be educators at the early childhood level....

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Management and Leadership (Certificate)

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
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Child Development Associate Preparation

The Child Development Associate Preparation program available through Southeastern Technical College is a career and technical education program designed specifically to prepare students for the C...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    11
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Care and Education Basics

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Basics Technical Certificate of Credit program available at Southeastern Technical College is designed to prepare students for entry-level work in the...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Program Administration

Offered by Southeastern Technical College, the Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers as managers in a childcare learning center or ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Certificate

The Early Childhood Certificate is offered from Wake Technical Community College for those who want to learn the basics and wish to become an effective assistant teacher. This program is designed ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Infant/Toddler Care

The Infant/Toddler certificate program from Wake Technical Community College is designed for students wishing to prepare for entry-level positions in infant-care centers. The program’s empha...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

School Age Certificate

The School-Age Certificate from Wake Technical Community College is designed to be the first step toward entry-level employment that specializes in the care of children from 6-12 years. After comp...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education for students interested in becoming an educator at the early childhood level, from early years as...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Early Childhood Education

Allen Community College offers a Certificate in Early Childhood Education for students interested in becoming an educator at the early childhood level. Students will learn about the psychological ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

National CDA Training Program - Certificate

Dakota County Technical College can provide students with the courses to complete the National CDA Training program and obtain their certificate of completion completely online. The Nationa...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

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