Child Care Assistant - Individuals with Disabilities, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
Child care assistants/classroom aides assist the lead teacher in a day care or preschool in preparation for lessons and caring for the nutritional, safety, and social needs of young children.
This program prepares students with learning to work as classroom aides in early childhood education. Students learn the theories of human development and physical growth along with family and diversity issues. This track provides instruction that is multisensory, multimodal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning. classes are taught with a low student-teacher ratio to better meet the needs of individual learners.
Students entering this program should have a desire to work with young children, strong verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to follow directions, and the ability to learn routines.
Child care assistant/classroom aide jobs can be found with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. prepare to be able to assist a lead teacher in a child care setting, and
2. teach curriculum using methods designed for special learners.