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.
Hinds Community College offers 2 Child Care Provider/Assistant degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a outlying town. In 2019, 197 Child Care Provider/Assistant students graduated with students earning 136 Certificates, and 61 Associate's degrees.
Northwest Mississippi Community College offers 2 Child Care Provider/Assistant degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2019, 39 Child Care Provider/Assistant students graduated with students earning 26 Certificates, and 13 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS||30 : 1||3,113|
|Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, MS||23 : 1||1,808|
|Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit, MS||31 : 1||2,128|
|Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS||32 : 1||4,768|
|Hinds Community College Raymond, MS||28 : 1||11,827|
|Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS||32 : 1||8,954|
|Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS||30 : 1||3,606|
|East Central Community College Decatur, MS||29 : 1||2,419|
|Meridian Community College Meridian, MS||25 : 1||3,402|
|Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS||27 : 1||5,157|
|Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS||35 : 1||7,537|
|Jones County Junior College Ellisville, MS||32 : 1||4,536|