Family Child Care Providers serve as business managers and children’s caregivers in home-based businesses. Most providers care for a mixed age range from infants to age 12 on a daily basis; others serve a limited age group. In managing the home-based business, the provider maintains all records, manages the budget and makes all purchases for the business. They also plan and carry out activities that meet the needs and interests of the children in their care. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be placed on level 5 of the Washington State Department of Early Learning Career Lattice.
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Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Implement appropriate health, safety, and nutrition practices in family programs serving ages 0-12.
- Identify and support individual child growth and development.
- Plan and provide multi-age curriculum through play and daily living experiences.
- Demonstrate family support and relationship-building skills with families.
- Administer and maintain a continuing business plan and record-keeping system necessary for family child care management.
- Recognize and honor the culture and needs of families and children in all aspects of their family program.
- Identify professional goals and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional and personal growth.