Family Child Care Practitioner

Certificate Program
FC11

Program Description
The family child care practitioner certificate is a sequence of six courses designed to prepare students for in-home family child care. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as management and regulations for in-home family child care. Graduates of this certificate will have qualifications to offer quality child care in their homes or to be employed in early child and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs. (Program Length: 2 Semester Minimum)

Employment Opportunities
This certificate enables the graduate to meet the requirements to open and operate an In-Home Child Care Program. Graduates of this certificate will have qualifications to offer quality child care in their homes or to be employed in early child and education settings including child care centers.


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential Technical Courses

 

18

Intro to Early Childhood Care & Education

ECCE 1101

3

Child Growth and Development

ECCE 1103

3

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECCE 1105

3

Curriculum and Assessment

ECCE 1112

3

Family Child Care Program Management

ECCE 2340

3

Family Child Care Business Management

ECCE 2342

3

 

Total Hours

18

**Suggested First Semester classes: ECCE 1101, 1103, and ECCE 2340

Note: Some courses may have additional prerequisites not listed in the curriculum. Please refer to individual course descriptions for further information.