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Become a Child Care Professional!

Child Care Providers attend to children in schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions.

They perform a variety of tasks such as dressing, feeding, and overseeing play. There are a variety of scenarios that people can pursue in this career track (see scenario options below).

Child Care Courses

After School Programs

This training is for someone who wants to work in an after-school program for children ages 6-12.

CHI 019 Child Care 1 Growth and Development
Satisfy the child development half of the MSDE requirement of 99 hours for child care teachers and directors. Topics include growth and development of children birth through age twelve, emotional development of young children, and intellectual and physical development.


CHI 033 Child Care: The School Age Child
Gain the skills necessary to work in school-age child care programs. Topics include curriculum planning, and concepts of the development of the child six to twelve years. This certification course satisfies the curriculum half of the MSDE requirement of 99 hours of child care training for teachers, directors and coordinators working with school-age children.

Daycare Center

This training is for someone who wants to work in a daycare center.

CHI 019 Child Care 1 Growth and Development
Satisfy the child development half of the MSDE requirement of 99 hours for child care teachers and directors. Topics include growth and development of children birth through age twelve, emotional development of young children, and intellectual and physical development.

CHI 020 Child Care 2 Activities for Young Children
Satisfy the curriculum half of the MSDE requirement of 99 hours of training for child care teachers and directors working with preschoolers. Topics include activities for children ages birth through six years, principles of children's learning, and learning environments.

CHI 031 Communication Skills for Child Care Professionals
Gain an introduction to the basic concepts of developing strong communication skills when working in a child care center. Topics include: speaking, writing, interpersonal communication strategies, and critical reading techniques, with a focus on communication with parents and co-workers, and communication issues within a typical child care day. Designed for child care professionals.


Family Provider

This training is for someone who wants to open a family provider daycare in the home.

CHI 035 Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 1
Receive an introduction to the basic concepts of child development for family child care providers. Topics include milestones of growth and development birth through thirteen years, basic beliefs of leading child theorists and insights into learning differences among children.


CHI 036 Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 2
Receive an introduction to the basic concepts of curriculum for family child care providers. Topics include major components of a developmentally appropriate family child care curriculum and environment.


CHI 037 Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 3
Learn the basic concepts of health, safety, and nutrition for family child care providers. Topics include emergency preparedness planning, menu planning, and specific issues of concern for the health and safety needs of children.


CHI 038 Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 4
Cover the basic concepts of inclusive care for children with special needs in the family child care environment. Topics include Americans with Disabilities Act and its application in a child care setting, inclusive care and health, behavioral and developmental issues and available resources.


CHI 039 Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 5
Become familiar with the basic administrative tasks of operating a family child care program. Topics include supervision and appropriate guidance, abuse and or neglect, basic recordkeeping, policies and procedures, marketing, handbooks and contracts.


CHI 040 Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 6
Learn the basic concepts of community relationship building for family child care providers. Topics include relationships with children and families, cultural awareness and partnerships with community organizations.


Infants and Toddlers

This training will help you acquire certification to work with infants and toddlers.

CHI 019 Child Care 1 Growth and Development
Satisfy the child development half of the MSDE requirement of 99 hours for child care teachers and directors. Topics include growth and development of children birth through age twelve, emotional development of young children, and intellectual and physical development.


CHI 020 Child Care 2 Activities for Young Children
Satisfy the curriculum half of the MSDE requirement of 99 hours of training for child care teachers and directors working with preschoolers. Topics include activities for children ages birth through six years, principles of children's learning, and learning environments.


CHI 032 Group Care of Infants and Toddlers
Gain the skills necessary to work with infants and toddlers at home or in a child care center. Topics include growth and development, curriculum planning, goal setting, and selection of age-appropriate materials and methods. This certification course satisfies the MSDE requirement of 45 hours of infant-toddler training for child care teachers, directors, and family providers working with infants and toddlers.