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Health and Childcare Careers

  • Flexible Weekend Schedules
  • Explores Early Childhood Development
  • Provides a Range of Study Options

New career opportunities are emerging in the areas of childcare and in several facets of healthcare administration. Individual career advancement courses in these areas can be taken alone or in groups to build your skills and your knowledge for career change or advancement. Learn more about the Certificate in Childcare Management. For more information, please call 212-992-8354.

This Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Keeping Children Healthy: Safety, Nutrition, and Environment

This course emphasizes how to prevent injury and illness and to incorporate specific healthful practices into daily routines.

2020 Summer
1 section

Playing Is Learning

Learn to encourage developmentally appropriate play, to join children in play, and to teach skills through activities.

2020 Summer
1 section

Child Development I: Infants to Five-Year-Olds

Gain an understanding of the basic principles of development and behavior for the different stages of infancy and childhood.

2020 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.

Communicating with Parents

Explore issues related to communicating with parents, and learn helpful language and strategies for building relationships.

Designing an Early Childhood Environment

Learn how to design a childcare environment that encourages children of all ages to explore, experiment, and interact well with others.

Discipline: Setting Limits for Toddlers to Five-Year-Olds

Explore the concept of positive discipline and discuss strategies for positive limit-setting.

Helping Children Learn: Infants to Five-Year-Olds

Learn enjoyable and challenging activities that promote the development of young children.

Music for Young Children

Gain an introduction to the methods and materials used to teach music to young children.

Nurturing Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Learn the core factors of and techniques for nurturing children’s social and emotional development.

The Business of Childcare

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

Art for Young Children

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

How to Get Hired in Allied Health

This accelerated four-week course is tailored to helping you secure a position in the growing health information management (HIM) industry.