Child Day Care

Career Outlook

Your New Career
Due to the growing number of families in which both parents work and the rise in single-parent homes, the demand is high for trained child day care professionals. Whether you choose to work in an established child care facility or open your own center, Penn Foster training can give you the skills you need to start the exciting career you've always wanted.

Career Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Labor Predicts that the demand for child day care professionals will rise by 12% by the year 2012!* That means jobs will open up for workers with the right skills. With hard work and dedication, one of these great jobs can be yours.

In as little as seven months, you could have the skills you need to enter this valuable and gratifying career field.

Your New Skills
Earn your Career Diploma at home in as little as seven months by studying just an hour a day for your new career. You'll learn the important skills you need in Child Day Care:

  • This program will provide you with the necessary skills to develop methods of learning guidance, and discipline for children of all ages, based upon their levels of emotional, intellectual, and social development.
  • You'll learn strategies for promoting a safe and healthy environment, including nutritional guidelines and management of accidents and injuries.
  • You will also learn all about the steps involved in starting your own child care facility - from assessing community needs and meeting federal licensing requirements to balancing the budget and managing staff.


* Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2012. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.