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Do you work as a nanny, babysitter or au pair?  Further your education while working as a nanny/au pair or prepare for your next job opportunity with marketable training in the child care field. Employment growth for nannies and au pairs is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job earnings vary based on hours and contractual arrangements but average approximately $10 per hour.

What courses will I take?

Training consists of six noncredit continuing education courses. In these face-to-face courses, students will learn the principles of child growth and development, nutrition and fitness, and communication with parents and children. CDA 308 and CDA 310 also can be used to meet the requirements for the Child Development Associate Certificate. Total Hours: 72

ECT-308 Basic Growth and Development

ECT-310 Using Growth and Development in Designing Experiences  

DYC-368 Fitness, Nutrition and Fun for Young Children

DCR-331 Building Healthy Relationship with Parents

DYC-361 Effective Communication with Parents and Children

DYC-321 Proactive Behavior Guidance

What are the requirements?

Students must be at least 16 years old.

What Credentials will I earn?

Upon successful completion of all six noncredit courses, students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate and fulfill the training requirement for the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care to become a family child care provider. To receive the certificate, complete and submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate. Use certificate code CE.CHILD-NANNY.

What will it cost?

Anne Arundel County residents pay $468, which includes tuition and fees.

Related Programs

New or experienced child care providers interested in earning a degree may choose to complete the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development. The degree prepares students to work as a director of a child care center, before- or after-school program, or as a lead teacher in a center. 

Child Development Associate

Lead Preschool Teacher

Family Child Care Provider

Related Coursework

Students interested in earning the 45-hour Training for Infants and Toddlers should take:

ECT-308  Methods & Materials for Infant/Toddler

Students interested in earning the 45-hour Training for School Age Child Care should take:

ECT-370  Methods and Materials for School Age