Nanny and Childcare Training
The US Nanny Association recognizes and supports organizations and businesses that strengthen the childcare industry.
Childcare Training Programs
There are a lot of childcare classes and programs that offer certificates of attendance, certification and several lead to college degrees.
1. What are your goals? Do you want to start your nanny career, gain advanced childcare skills or qualify for higher paying jobs? How much time do you want to invest and what is your budget?
2. Are you seeking a class, certification or college program? Any one can offer individual classes and certificate of attendance programs. These classes often take a few hours or a weekend to complete. A curriculum taught by college faculty with exams and/or tests is required for professional trade schools and college programs. These programs take a few months and up to a year to complete.
2. Does the organization offer the training in the desired format (in-person or online) and in the desired language (English, Spanish)?
3. Does the training organization provide information about the instructors and their qualifications?
4. Does the training organization clearly communicate the program, classes, duration of each class, cost, refund policy and provide company contact information (phone, email and an address)? The Department of Education requires professional trade schools and colleges to have a partial refund policy and all students pay the same tuition and fees (no sales or promotional prices).
5. Does the training program provide support for its students, ongoing support or employment services?
Sproutable’s program for nannies gives you the framework of Positive Discipline and tools from the latest social neuroscience to use when caring for young children (toddlers & preschoolers).