Family Child Care certificate

Credential Certificate
Tuition $300 per Course
Duration 1-2 semesters (part-time)
Intakes Continuous
Campus Abbotsford Clearbrook centre
Days & Times Tue & Thurs 6-8:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am-3 pm
Program Start January and September

These courses make up a part-time program for those providing care for children in a home setting. Courses can be taken individually or for credit towards the Family Child Care certificate. Upon successful completion of all six courses, students are eligible to apply for graduation with a certificate in Family Child Care.

The Family Child Care certificate program provides training for people who want to provide care for young children in a home setting and also qualifies graduates as preschool or childcare assistants.

Ongoing registration is being accepted for the Family Child Care certificate program. Textbooks and course packs will be available for purchase at the UFV bookstore.

NOTE: Completion of this program with grades of C+ or better in all courses will be considered as six credits of advanced standing toward an Early Childhood Education certificate. Successful completion will also result in preferential admittance into the ECE program for qualifying applicants. It will also result in a letter of Licensing Board equivalency to enable one to work as an assistant in a childcare setting.

Entrance Requirements

Participants in this program:

  • Need to be able to read and write at a post-secondary level
  • Need to be in good physical and mental health. Non-smokers preferred.
  • Must have a keen commitment to working with young children.

Contact

604-851-6324
continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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Current Course Offerings

Intro to Family Childcare
This course is an excellent introduction to the ins and outs of operating a family child care as a home-based business. It also provides you with an overview of the Family Childcare program,
including goals and content.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20141 FAM 01 A3A) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $300
Starts Jan 20


Understanding Child Development
Study child development from conception through adolescence, with a special focus on psychological, emotional, physical, moral, and intellectual development from birth to age 12. Examine each of these areas from different theorists’ perspectives to find relevant applications to your childcare setting.

ABBOTSFORD— Clearbrook Centre
(20067 FAM 02 A3A) 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $300
Starts Jan 24


Understanding Child Behaviour
Learn to guide and nurture young children, based on an understanding of their behaviour. Develop strategies for interpersonal communication and child management. Learn techniques to foster
the positive emotional and social development of young children. Explore effective ways of dealing with negative behavior, while also encouraging positive behavior and enhancing children’s self-esteem.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20142 FAM 03 A3A) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $300
Starts Feb 24


Health, Safety and Nutrition
Familiarize yourself with the health, safety, and nutritional needs of young children. Learn how to create a safe home environment that promotes the healthy growth and development of children.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20001 FAM 04 A3A) 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $300
Starts Mar 14


Planning Children’s Experience
Get practical skills and knowledge to plan activities, taking into account considerations such as materials, space requirements, and time management. The course focuses on play-based activities that promote developmentally appropriate learning, tailored to individual children’s needs.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(20002 FAM 05 A3A) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $300
Starts Mar 31


Admin/Work with Families
Learn to present yourself as a professional care provider who has made family child care both a business and a career. Get acquainted with administrative procedures related to licensing, tax planning, and parent/caregiver contracts. In addition, find out about record keeping, household management, networking, and business operations, including liability insurance.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(40181 FAM 06 A3A) 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $300
Starts May 2


updated Dec 16, 2014

 

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604-851-6324
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