Is this for you?

In this lab you need to be/have:

  • Patient

  • Nurturing

  • Flexible

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Responsible

In this program you will earn certification in:


  • CDA—Child Development

  • Associates Credential

  • First Aid Certification

  • CPR Certification

Skills taught in this program:


  • Child Abuse Recognition

  • Communicable Disease

  • Recognition & prevention

  • Child Development & Theories

  • Lesson Planning

  • Classroom Management

  • Running a Day Care Facility

  • Nutrition

  • Observing/Assessing Children

Typical Wages for jobs in this field:

Nanny $19,430
Teacher Assistant $23,580
Preschool Teacher $26,620
Elementary Teacher $52,840
Social Worker Assistant $28,740
Childcare Center Director $43,950
* National Median Salaries
* Ohio Career Information System, 2010
* May require post-high school degrees

Career Options open with this Certification:


  • Nanny

  • Childcare Worker

  • Teacher Assistant

  • Lead Teacher—Preschool

Employment Outlook for 2010 to 2020


  • Demand for Nannies is projected to grow 20.4%

  • Employment of Teacher Assistants is forecast to grow 14.8%

  • The field of Preschool Teachers is anticipated to grow 23%

  • The need for Elementary Teachers is projected to grow 16.9%

  • Social Worker Assistant positions will likely grow 27.6%

Career options with additional training / education:


  • Elementary Teacher

  • Center Director

  • Social Worker

Articulated agreements


  • North Central State College

  • COTC