Child Care Level 1

Education

Learn assessment strategies to plan developmentally appropriate curriculum and practice, how health, safety and nutrition influence the motor, cognitive and emotional development of young children. The program is approved as a substitute for the 'Essentials Preservice/Orientation for Child Care Providers' that meets requirements of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Federal Child Care Development Block Grants.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Town Clock Business Center (Dubuque)

Paying for the Program

$1,499*

You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Career Outlook

$24,614

Estimated annual salary for Child Care Level 1 graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Child Care Lead Room
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Register and pay tuition now for the next class offering or Apply for Tuition Assistance.

  • For Tuition Assistance contact NICC Business and Community Solutions to complete the following:
    • Tuition Assistance Program Application
    • CASAS Assessment
    • Interview with NICC staff
  • View the Program Admission Checklist.
Enrollment Information Request Information

In partnership with Greater Dubuque Development Corporation and Opportunity Dubuque, the College will provide child care assistance at no cost to those who qualify while students are in class for this program. Also, full-time employed graduates from this program may qualify for additional child care support for up to 12 months at a licensed or registered child care provider. Child care services are available in the Dubuque and Peosta areas only.

Krista Walsh-Weitz

Krista Weitz
Business and Community Solutions Program Developer

  • Email: walsh-weitzk@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 3139
  • Location: Town Clock