Course Code: GES130
Learn the business aspects of child care facilities, and understand the personnel techniques and procedures required to be effective on the job. Discuss how to establish positive relationships with parents and families, as well as how to provide a safe environment for children.
Continue learning about best child care practices. You’ll learn about the developmental stages of infants and children and effective techniques for fostering positive self-esteem. Explore early childhood academic and enrichment activities as well as how to manage behaviors and resolve conflicts.
Understand the fundamentals of English including grammar and composition, an introduction to literature, world literature, and American literature.
Master mathematical concepts including general math, consumer math, money management, and algebra.
Cover a wide variety of social studies topics. During this section of the course you’ll learn about world history, American history, American government and economics, and more.
Complete the course by mastering various scientific studies. Explore earth and space science, physical science, and biology.
18 High School Credits
Child Care & Education Courses - 4 course
English - 4 credits
Math - 3 credits
Science - 3 credits
Karen Panerali has more than 20 years of experience in instruction, curriculum development, and academic support. Her teaching experience includes high school, college, and corporate training settings. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and a Master of Arts in liberal arts studies.
Kimberly Sher has been an academic coach for more than 13 years. Previously, she was a science instructor at the University of Miami. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in chemistry education.
Yianna Pavlakos is an Academic Coach and Social Studies Academic Support Instructor with 14 years of experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy and a Master’s degree in history.
Shauna Paedae is a Math Academic Support Instructor. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in statistics, a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and 31 years of teaching experience.
All students entering Career Online High School must be at least 16 years of age prior to the first day of class and have successfully completed the 8th Grade at an accredited institution. Minors will be required to obtain parental consent to enrollment and acknowledgment of responsibility.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Smart Horizons Career Online High School is an AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC-accredited program. We're also approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
The Council for Professional Recognition provides services and guidance to professionals in the field of early childhood education and development. The council helps improve the performance of teachers, childcare providers, and others to ensure they’re meeting the needs of all children aged birth to five years. The administration of the Child Development Associate® (CDA) National Credentialing Program is one way they help to promote professionalism and expertise in this area. To date, more than 370,000 CDA credentials have been awarded, and you can be one of the recipients when you complete a certified online course.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
This 18-credit high school course will teach you the skills you need to get a job as a childcare worker, while preparing you to obtain a national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.
When you complete the course, you will graduate with a high school diploma from Career Online High School. In addition, you will have a self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
The career component of this course takes an estimate of 120 hours to complete; however, the hours for the High School Diploma general education can vary based on the number of high school credits you have prior to enrollment.
All of our courses are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Depending on how many credits you transfer in, you can be on your way to earning your high school diploma in a few months. Upon registering, you are given eighteen months to complete this course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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Once you are ready to start the course, our Registrar will analyze your transcripts and apply credits for any coursework you completed that fulfills our credit transfer requirements. Elective credits do not apply since the electives we offer are needed for you to earn your career certification. Click here to download the transcript request form.
To arm you with the tools you need to find a job, we will teach you to create essential documents such as your resume and a cover letter.
While we provide you with all of the coursework you need in order to qualify for a Childcare Certification, you will need to find a local agency in your community to fulfill the hands-on training hours required.
A GED or General Equivalency Diploma requires you to pay for an exam. Preparing for the exam does not always provide you with the learning opportunities you could benefit from by completing coursework. Additionally, this course gives you the benefit of earning a career certificate. We encourage you to make the decision that is right for you, so research all of your options. Also, ask friends, family, and employers what their opinion is!