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Child Care Provider Certificate

Jobs for childcare workers, including nannies, are expected to increase 20 percent in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nannies are invaluable to households, assisting parents in providing quality child care and educational development. While there are no federal licensing program for professional nannies in the United States, Long Island University recognizes the critical need for well-trained individuals to provide a high standard of care for children of all ages. Our focus is on the intellectual, social, and physical development of children from birth to age 16. In addition, we emphasis health and safety of all members of the household.

LIU Post’s University Au Programs, the only program of its kind in the U.S., offers a Child Care Provider Certificate to equip the future and current professional nanny with essential skills and knowledge to properly care for children from infants to adolescents. This program is for those who are serious about a full-time career as a nanny.

The program is an intensive weekend training resulting in a Certificate in Child Care Training from LIU’s University Au Pair Program. It runs from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and includes classes in childhood development, child psychology, child and infant care, nutrition, first aid, CPR and family systems and dynamics. At the end of the program, students will be certified by the American Health Association in CPR and First Aid.

Course Descriptions:

Child Development
Children are what make the world “go round.” This course will follow the development of children from birth through adolescence. The students will embrace all the various stages of growth and development that children experience. This course includes the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of children.  This experience will be generated through informative lectures, intriguing documentaries, and hands on activities that provoke creativity and sense of what the whole child is comprised of.

First Aid
Learn life-saving skills from the experts. This two-hour course, sponsored by the American Heart Associations, results in certification in First-Aid.

CPR (rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
The two-hour course, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will provide instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as well as the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units. It meets New York State requirements for CPR certification. Certification is good for two years, and Long Island University is a site for refresher courses.

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May 1-3, 2015

Course Schedule

Friday
Check-in: 5 p.m.
Early Childhood Course: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday:
Early Childhood Course: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Class: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Class:  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Class: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday:  
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Early Childhood Course: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
First Aid Course: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CPR Course: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost:
Program: $365 (includes 6 meals)
Optional housing is available: $130 (includes 3 days, 2 nights)

Admission Requirements

Registration/Information
For more information contact Program Director Anne Schubeck or the Associate Director Victoria Pizziatolla at 516-299-2359 or email post-aupair@liu.edu