Child Care Professional Diploma
Penn Foster

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.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.

Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent