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.
Campbellsville University offers 2 Child Care Provider/Assistant degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 21 Child Care Provider/Assistant students graduated with students earning 20 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers 3 Child Care Provider/Assistant degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 96 Child Care Provider/Assistant students graduated with students earning 78 Certificates, and 18 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY||27 : 1||18,171|
|Campbellsville University Campbellsville, KY||51 : 1||12,381|
|West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY||55 : 1||6,327|
|Ashland Community and Technical College Ashland, KY||38 : 1||2,598|
|Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY||46 : 1||3,737|
|Gateway Community and Technical College Florence, KY||64 : 1||4,763|
|Maysville Community and Technical College Maysville, KY||47 : 1||3,889|
|Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland, KY||49 : 1||3,503|
|Henderson Community College Henderson, KY||41 : 1||1,608|
|Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard, KY||41 : 1||3,245|
|Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville, KY||49 : 1||2,655|
|Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro, KY||51 : 1||4,004|
|Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown, KY||58 : 1||6,648|
|Big Sandy Community and Technical College Prestonsburg, KY||33 : 1||2,718|
|Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY||69 : 1||12,560|
|Somerset Community College Somerset, KY||42 : 1||5,644|
|Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY||53 : 1||10,143|