Penn Foster

925 Oak Street, Scranton, PA 18515

Program Details

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 time, at your own pace.

Prepare for entry-level positions:

  • Teacher Aide
  • Preschool Aide
  • In-home Child Care Provider
  • Nanny

Gain practical experience by working in a real-world licensed childcare center through field experience. Penn Foster Career School is an official partner of Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Through the partnership with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, you may be able to be placed in a Bright Horizons center near you for the optional work experience portion of the program.

Choose from two specializations:

  • Family Child Care Specialization
  • Center-Based Specialization

The Child Care Professional program also prepares students for the CDA Credential. Graduates may also choose to enroll in Penn Foster’s Early Childhood Education Associate’s Degree.

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    Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs vary by state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by the Penn Foster Program. Contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements prior to enrollment.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Penn Foster Career School, Penn Foster High School, and Penn Foster College are nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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