Early Childhood Caregiver Career Path

Prepare for both International Nanny Association (INA) Newborn Care Specialist and Red Cross Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED certifications for a successful start in a career as a newborn care specialist, nanny, or childcare provider

Do you enjoy caring for young children and infants? Early childhood caregivers provide a safe and healthy start for babies and offer priceless peace of mind to parents. Get training and trusted, recognized certifications you need to begin your career in this rewarding career path.

You'll learn:

  • Child development and parenting skills
  • The fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business management needed to work as an independent provider
  • Best practices for caring for young children and infants
  • The skills you need to educate and nurture early learners

Plus, upon completion you will be prepared to take the Red Cross Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED and International Nanny Association (INA) Newborn Care Specialist certifications exams, which will give you a head start in a successful career in early childhood caregiving.

Enrollment includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to engaging courses focused on your goal
  • Flexible, self-paced learning
  • Instruction and helpful feedback from certified teachers
  • Guidance and support from experienced life coaches

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* Certification exams are not included. Exam registration and fees must be completed separately.

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Work at Your Own Pace

With our flexible schedules and self-paced programs, you choose when you want to work on your assigments - day or night! Courses are available 24/7/365.


Get Support for Your Success

Highly-qualified certified teachers are trained to bring online learning to life through regular communication, live and recorded lessons, and live help office hours. In addition, our passionate, experienced GlobalED Life Coaches work 1-on-1 with you to guide, support, and keep you on track to meet your goals.

Start your career without a mountain of debt.

$295 Tuition per Course

Early Childhood Caregiver Courses

8 courses • Estimated average of 420 total hours of self-paced instruction
General Courses
Family and Consumer Science
Family & Consumer Science prepares students with a variety of skills for independent or family living. Topics covered include child care, home maintenance, food preparation, money management, medical management, clothing care, and more. They also focus on household, personal, and consumer health and safety. In addition, students learn goal setting and decision-making skills, as well as explore possible career options
Specialized Courses
Entrepreneurship A/B
Starting a business is more than just having a good idea. Successful entrepreneurs know how to use and apply fundamental business concepts to turn their ideas into thriving businesses. Explore topics such as identifying the best business structure, business functions and operations, finance, business laws, regulations, and more! If you have ever dreamed of making a business idea a reality, take the time to establish a solid foundation of business skills to make your business dreams come true! Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.
Business Information Management A/B
Do you dream of owning your own business someday, or working for a company in a leadership position? Wherever your path may lead you, having the essential knowledge of business types, requirements to start a business, understanding of finances, business law, marketing, sales, customer service, and more, will ensure you’re on the path to success. Let’s explore your passion for business in this course!
Career Courses
Child Development and Parenting A/B
This course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with various aspects of child development and parenting. This course covers the fundamental concepts of parenting and the roles and responsibilities of parents. It also covers essential communication skills related to parent-child interaction. In addition, the course covers important workplace qualities and skills, such as positive work ethics, integrity, and time and resource management. It also covers technology and recent trends in parenting.
Nutrition and Wellness
To keep our body and our mind running like finely tuned machines, we need to use the right fuel. For humans, that means nourishing our bodies with the right foods. In this course, you’ll explore how food affects essential aspects of your life from your weight to how you age to how well you think. You’ll also examine how outside influences- family, peers, and the media- can affect your diet and your perception of food and how to set yourself up for nutritional success. Are you interested in a career in holistic wellness? Start your health journey now with Nutrition and Wellness.
Health and Personal Wellness
This comprehensive health course provides students with essential knowledge and decision-making skills for a healthy lifestyle. Students will analyze aspects of emotional, social, and physical health and how these realms of health influence each other. Students will apply principles of health and wellness to their own lives. In addition, they will study behavior change and set goals to work on throughout the semester. Other topics of study include substance abuse, safety and injury prevention, environmental health, and consumer health.
Family Living and Healthy Relationships
In this course, students examine the family unit and characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships at different phases of life-- including information on self- discovery, family, friendships, dating and abstinence, marriage, pregnancy, and parenthood. Students learn about the life cycle and the different stages of development from infancy to adulthood. They also focus on a variety of skills to improve relationships and family living, including coping skills, communication skills, refusal skills, babysitting, parenting, and healthy living and disease prevention habits.
Early Childhood Education 1a: Introduction
Are you curious to see what it takes to educate and nurture early learners? Use your curiosity to explore the fundamentals of childcare, like nutrition and safety, but also the complex relationships caregivers have with parents and their children. Examine the various life stages of child development and the best educational practices to enrich their minds while thinking about a possible future as a childcare provider! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.
First Aid & Safety (CPR First Aid)
In this course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety, and disaster preparedness.

Start your career without a mountain of debt.

$295 Tuition per Course