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Make a difference in a child's life

Learn how to work with children from birth through age eight and advance their development.

What You'll Learn

Planning age-appropriate activities and learning the stages of a child's development are key components to this program. We'll also focus on teaching you about how to document a child's growth and being understanding of a culturally diverse set of students. 

You'll have the opportunity for field work with this certificate. Sensitivity, empathy, and strong decision making are what you'll need to succeed and be able to serve students. 

Where You'll Go

This certificate will have you ready to be a family child care provider. You can also use this certificate and its credits towards completing OCC's Early Childhood A.A.S.

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating


Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Childcare Worker 10% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.