There is more to becoming a childcare provider than knowing how to make macaroni and cheese and dial 911. A degree in childcare is most often obtained at an associate’s degree level. With this degree, students may study learning methods, child development, and child psychology. Becoming a licensed childcare provider to offer childcare services in one’s home typically only requires a high school diploma and a certification process. This can require taking courses in CPR, first aid, and other training certifications that ensures a child will be safe when left with the caregiver. Child care providers looking for employment in childcare centers may be required to take a certain amount of early childhood development courses or earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in order to act as the primary caretaker. Higher degrees are often required when children are receiving academic instruction along with childcare services.
Pasadena City College offers 2 Child Care Provider/Assistant degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 107 Child Care Provider/Assistant students graduated with students earning 88 Associate's degrees, and 19 Certificates.
Los Angeles City College offers 3 Child Care Provider/Assistant degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 160 Child Care Provider/Assistant students graduated with students earning 107 Certificates, and 53 Associate's degrees.
Lake Tahoe Community College offers 2 Child Care Provider/Assistant degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 8 Child Care Provider/Assistant students graduated with students earning 5 Associate's degrees, and 3 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente, CA||45 : 1||812|
|De Anza College Cupertino, CA||75 : 1||18,669|
|Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA||48 : 1||8,511|
|Ohlone College Fremont, CA||70 : 1||8,900|
|Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA||66 : 1||29,799|
|Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA||61 : 1||26,971|
|Las Positas College Livermore, CA||67 : 1||8,706|
|Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA||66 : 1||19,871|
|Irvine Valley College Irvine, CA||83 : 1||12,812|
|Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA||78 : 1||27,497|
|West Valley College Saratoga, CA||36 : 1||7,619|
|Ventura College Ventura, CA||76 : 1||12,696|
|Moorpark College Moorpark, CA||85 : 1||14,275|
|CET-San Jose San Jose, CA||229|
|Porterville College Porterville, CA||62 : 1||4,350|
|Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA||71 : 1||20,042|
|El Camino Community College District Torrance, CA||70 : 1||24,223|
|Oxnard College Oxnard, CA||78 : 1||7,464|
|Feather River Community College District Quincy, CA||98 : 1||2,058|
|City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA||43 : 1||24,441|