Family Child Care Credential

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Family Child Care Credential

This four course (12-credit) credential is designed for family child care providers or individuals seeking to become family child care providers.

Students will examine the unique aspects of family child care with strong emphasis on the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Quality Standards and the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. The four courses in the Family Child Care Credential will transfer directly into the Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program.
The Family Child Care Credential:

  • Serves as a pathway to an associate degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Provides continuing education
  • May contribute to increased YoungStar rating
  • Could benefit family child care providers in the NAFCC accreditation process
  • Builds professional practice 

To earn the Professional Family Child Care Credential, you must complete the following four, three-credit classes.

  • Course One: Curriculum for Family Child Care #1
  • Course Two: Special Topics in Family Child Care #2
  • Course Three: Financial Management and Planning #3
  • Course Four: Family Child Care #4  - Capstone Course

If you have completed the Administrators Credential, you will not have to take the Financial Management and Planning #3 course as part of your Family Child Care Credential.

New York StateClick here to view PDF of upcoming course information and dates. 

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