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Field of Study: Child Care Assisting


Child care assisting programs prepare people to provide child care services in day care centers, preschools, and private homes.



Child care assisting programs include topics such as:

  • Child growth and development
  • Nutrition
  • Recreation
  • Planning and supervision of play and learning activities
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Legal and administrative requirements

Many community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in child care assisting. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years to complete.