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Applied Health Diploma in Childcare Management

This diploma program is no longer accepting new applications.

The Diploma in Childcare Management provides individuals who will be responsible for the care of young children with the information that research indicates is essential to sustaining healthy development, together with the tools to implement best practices. The Diploma consists of eight courses that cover a wide variety of childcare management skills. These include basic information regarding children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, as well as their learning processes during the first five years of life. These eight courses combined, when completed successfully, provide the 120 credit hours needed to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential with the state of New York.

Work Product

As a student in this program, you will be responsible for producing written documents that demonstrate competency as a childcare management professional. These include a childcare management business plan and administration plan, a curriculum featuring multiple courses for children up to five years old, a comprehensive art project, and safe and enriching environment parameters tailored to different developmental levels.

Job Skills

  • Knowledge of limit-setting techniques to encourage emotional self-regulation abilities
  • The ability to design childcare environments that are safe and nurturing
  • The ability to design and supervise creative arts activities for young children that foster imagination and confidence
  • Knowledge of business and administrative skills necessary to establish childcare centers

 

Job Titles

  • Childcare management professional
  • Associate/specialty teacher for children up to five years old
  • Highly qualified family daycare provider
  • Highly qualified applicant for child-related graduate study

 

The Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the eight required courses within two years.

Must be completed within

2 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • Knowledge of limit-setting techniques to encourage emotional self-regulation abilities
  • The ability to design childcare environments that are safe and nurturing
  • The ability to design and supervise creative arts activities for young children that foster imagination and confidence
  • Knowledge of business and administrative skills necessary to establish childcare centers

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

Child Development I: Infants to Five Year Olds

Learn normal development and behaviors that are expected at each stage of childhood, as well as ways in which adults can maximize that development.

2018 Summer
1 section

Helping Children Learn: Infants to Five Year Olds

This course focuses on teaching methods that enhance learning and build self-esteem.

Keeping Children Healthy: Safety, Nutrition, and Environment

This course emphasizes preventing injury and illness and incorporating specific healthful practices into daily routines.

2018 Summer
1 section

Discipline: Setting Limits for Toddlers to Five Year Olds

Explore the concept of positive discipline and its relationship to healthy, well-functioning children, and discuss related strategies.

2018 Summer
1 section

Administration of Childcare Centers

Gain an overview of the multifaceted involvement and skills required for administration of programs in early childhood education.

Designing an Early Childhood Environment

Learn how to arrange learning and activity centers, which toys and materials are important, and how to write curriculum plans that maximize learning.

The Business of Childcare

Learn how to run your own financially successful professional childcare business.

The Arts for Young Children

Learn to help young children express themselves while having fun with music and art projects.

2018 Summer
1 section

OPTIONAL

Complete 0

JobFocus: Childcare Management

Gain a better understanding of the job market and employer expectations in the field of childcare management.

General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree preferred and/or experience working in childcare

Child Development I: Infants to Five Year Olds

Learn normal development and behaviors that are expected at each stage of childhood, as well as ways in which adults can maximize that development.

2018 Summer
1 section

Helping Children Learn: Infants to Five Year Olds

This course focuses on teaching methods that enhance learning and build self-esteem.

Keeping Children Healthy: Safety, Nutrition, and Environment

This course emphasizes preventing injury and illness and incorporating specific healthful practices into daily routines.

2018 Summer
1 section

Discipline: Setting Limits for Toddlers to Five Year Olds

Explore the concept of positive discipline and its relationship to healthy, well-functioning children, and discuss related strategies.

2018 Summer
1 section

Administration of Childcare Centers

Gain an overview of the multifaceted involvement and skills required for administration of programs in early childhood education.

Designing an Early Childhood Environment

Learn how to arrange learning and activity centers, which toys and materials are important, and how to write curriculum plans that maximize learning.

The Business of Childcare

Learn how to run your own financially successful professional childcare business.

The Arts for Young Children

Learn to help young children express themselves while having fun with music and art projects.

2018 Summer
1 section

JobFocus: Childcare Management

Gain a better understanding of the job market and employer expectations in the field of childcare management.