Child Care Professional

Career Outlook

Penn Foster Career School can help you pursue your career as a child care professional. Graduates of the program may be qualified for entry-level employment working with children in either a center/preschool-based setting or in a home-based setting. Potential job titles include:

  • Child Care Aide
  • Child Care Professional
  • Child Caregiver
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Teacher Aide
  • Nanny
  • Preschool Aide/Helper
  • Nursery School Aide/Helper
  • Au Pair

Your New Skills
Earn your Child Care Professional Career Diploma at home in a matter of months. You'll learn the important skills that will help you prepare for a career in child care such as how to:

  • Organize developmentally appropriate activities and implement curricula that support healthy social and emotional development, along with healthy growth and development in areas including math, science, social studies, art, music, literacy, and language.
  • Create schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime.
  • Recognize signs of social, emotional, physical or developmental delay in children, including the range of development disabilities among young children.
  • Recognize the cultural differences among families and apply strategies to meet the various needs of all children in their care.