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)

Course Descriptions
ECCE 2340 Family Child Care Program Management (Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math, ECCE 1103) Provides the guidelines, responsibilities, and appropriate practices needed for successful management of a Family Child Care Home. Provides guidelines and responsibilities for professional business practices associated with the successful establishment and administration of a Family Child Care Home. Topics include business plans, budgeting, taxes, marketing, record keeping, and professional qualifications. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3. (T)

ECCE 2342 Family Child Care Business Management (Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math) Provides guidelines and responsibilities for professional business practices associated with the successful establishment and administration of a Family Child Care Home. Topics include: business plans; budgeting; taxes; marketing, record keeping and professional qualifications. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3. (T)

1st SEMESTER
9 Hours

ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development

ECCE 2340 Family Child Care Program Mgt.

ECCE 1101 Intro to Early Childhood

2nd SEMESTER
9 Hours

ECCE 2342 Family Child Care Business Mgt.

ECCE 1112 Curriculum

ECCE 1105 Health, Safety and Nutrition



18 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION