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Child Care Orientation Certificate
The Child Care Orientation Certificate provides an overview of the recommended practices across major competency areas within the child care industry. This program is designed for employees who are new to the early care profession, or as a component in basic center orientation for all new employees.
Upon satisfactorily completing the Child Care Orientation Certificate program, students should be able to:
- Identify common health and safety hazards in the early childhood setting
- Identify signs of child abuse and requirements for mandated reporters
- Identify recommended health, hygiene, and fitness practices
- Identify basic principles of early childhood development
- Identify indicators of effective curriculum
- Identify developmentally appropriate activities across a range of content areas
- Identify key issues and recommended practices with regard to diversity, inclusion, and special needs in the early childhood environment
Students enrolled in the Child Care Orientation Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
- Competency based multiple-choice questions
- End of Course Quizzes in multiple-choice format – Students must pass each quiz with a grade of 70% or better to complete the course
- Cumulative Final Exam in multiple-choice format – Students must pass with a grade of 70% or better to complete the certificate program
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have access to a computer and printer
- Must have a valid email address
- Must be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the course is presented in to understand and complete the course material
Textbook Information: No textbook is required to complete this certificate program.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program’s applicability toward state requirements.
Setting: Infant-Toddler, Preschool, and Family Child Care
Program Code: 4201-SPC
Program Length: 12 Hours
IACET CEU Value: 1.2 CEUs
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 60 days from enrollment date
Tuition Cost: $129
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