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
- 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.