Working with young children is extremely rewarding. You have the power to instill a love of learning and cooperation.

You may choose a path that allows you to specialize in a particular age group, such as infants and toddlers. The demand for qualified caregivers is high, so get ready for a lively career where you can really make a difference!

teacher interacting with a toddler

Noncredit Courses in Early Childhood Education

Introduction to Childcare | $167

Do you enjoy working with children? Learn the roles and responsibilities of an assistant teacher in a day care center, such as understanding child development, daily scheduling, positive guidance, day care regulations and health practices.
#63365, Goodman South, 2/5-3/26, Saturday, 9 AM-1 PM

Fundamentals of Family Childcare | $61

Thinking about opening your own daycare? Fundamentals of Family Childcare (formerly known as Family Day Care Part 1 and 2) will give you an overview of starting and operating a family daycare home business. Topics include licensing and business requirements, resources, professionalism, special issues of care for each age group, and school age care with mixed ages. You must be 18-years-old to register for this class.
#63386, Online Live, 3/23-5/14, Saturday, 12:30-3 PM

Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care | $75

Fundamentals of Infant/Toddler Care (formerly known as Infant/Toddler) reviews child development and developmentally appropriate activities, planning environment and programs, and basic care routines and licensing requirements. Learn techniques that promote positive relationships between children and caregivers. You must be 18-years-old to register. "Fundamentals of Infant/Toddler Care ONLINE" is taught using Madison College's online Blackboard software.
#63387, Online Live, 2/27-3/27, Sunday, 12-4:15 PM

Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher | $167

Gain the skills and strategies you need to prepare for employment or boost your skills to reach the next level as a childcare teacher. Prerequisite: Intro to Childcare Profession (formally known as Assistant Childcare Teacher).
#63385, Online Live, 2/5-3/26, Saturday, 9 AM-1 PM

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Looking for a Career?

Gain job-ready skills to teach the youngest students of all.

  • 100% student satisfaction
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Positive job outlook
    • ​​​​​​​The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average (18%) job growth for early childhood educators through 2030.

Make an impact on young lives by getting them excited to learn.

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Early Childhood Education Certificate and Degree Programs

>FAST> Child Care Services Technical Diploma

Develop the skills and experience you need for a fulfilling role in early childhood education. You will be prepared to create and maintain safe, healthy play environments, guide behavior, plan and implement learning activities and work cooperatively with staff and parents.
30 credits | Finish in less than a year

>>FASTER>> Early Childhood Education Infant and Toddler Certificate

Help shape the hearts and minds of young children with a certificate in early childhood education. This 12-credit program will teach you the specialized skills you need to work with babies and toddlers from 0-3 years old.
12 credits | Finish in 4-12 months

>>>FASTEST>>> Basic Early Childhood Educator Technical Diploma

In just a few months you could be working your dream job in a preschool, daycare or early childhood center. This technical certificate program will teach you the essential skills and requirements you need to work in early childhood education.
9 credits | Finish in 4-8 months