Child Care Center Operations (45 Hours)

Establishing learning foundations for life.


The Early Childhood Education program focuses on development of management, finance, technical, and production skills. Underlying principles of technology; labor, community health, safety, environmental issues, and developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth through age eight. This course covers 40 hours of competencies for the department of children and families and general competencies for employment.

Employment Opportunities:

Child care workers may seek employment in public schools, private or parochial schools, as well as governmental or non-governmental daycare facilities.


Early childhood education creates competence in state rules and regulations. A clean, safe, and healthy learning environment introduces food service and nutrition education. The program includes child abuse and neglect principles as well as child guidance, professionalism, and organizational skills. Those who complete secondary and post-secondary Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) are awarded 9 college credits at Miami Dade College in Florida.

Career Opportunities:

  • Child Care Teacher Aide
  • Owner/Operator of a Child Care Center
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Child Care Development Specialist

Employment Outlook:

Employment of child care workers is projected to grow 5% through the year 2024.


The average wage for this career is $10.20 hourly. Average annual salary is from $21,210.

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