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Career Pathway Certificate: Child Care Level 1

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This career pathway certificate prepares students for entry-level work as caregivers in a child care center and/or transfer into the NICC Early Childhood Education diploma program.  Students will learn assessment strategies to plan developmentally appropriate curriculum and practice, and how health, safety, and nutrition influence the motor, cognitive and emotional development of young children.  The class meets the requirements of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Federal Child Care Development Block Grants.   Upon successful completion of this career pathway certificate, students will also have completed Mandatory Reporter, Pediatric CPR/First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogen certifications.

This class is part of a unique program designed to prepare workers for high-demand jobs. Tuition and child care assistance is available for those who are eligible. Contact Adrianna Johnson at 844.642.2338, ext. 3305,  to begin your tuition assistance application today. 

Class Details

26 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon.  
  Weekly - Tue, Thu.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  NICC Town Clock Business Center
  Steeple Square.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Debra Gustafson  2.Instructor CPR  3.Krista Weitz 



Please read:  There will be four classes that students will take on their own time. Tuition Assistance and childcare support is available to those who qualify. In partnership with Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, the College will provide childcare assistance at no cost while students are in this class. Also, full-time employed graduates from this program may qualify for additional childcare support for up to 12 months at a licensed or registered childcare provider.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/11/2024 - 3/11/2024 Weekly - Mon 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM Dubuque, NICC Town Clock Business Center  Map Krista Weitz 
3/19/2024 - 6/6/2024 Weekly - Tue, Thu 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM Dubuque, Steeple Square  Map Debra Gustafson 
4/13/2024 - 4/13/2024 Weekly - Sat 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM Dubuque, NICC Town Clock Business Center  Map Instructor CPR