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Field of Study: Child Care Assisting

Introduction

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

 

Overview

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

Schools
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.