Child Care Level 2


The Child Care Level 2 pathway certificate prepares students for ongoing work as caregivers in a child care center and/or transfer into the Early Childhood Education diploma program. Instruction begins with an introduction to the early childhood profession in which major learning theories, ethical standards, and current trends that influence best practice are explored. It also includes an overview of assessment and trends that influence best practices. Students will learn the influences of families and diversity. This program is for child care workers wanting to further their education or successful completers of the Career Pathway Certificate: Child Care Level 1 program.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Dubuque

Paying for the Program


There are many options available for tuition savings. Contact the Admissions or Financial Aid office for more information.

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

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

Graduates of this Career Pathway Certificate program may enter the workforce or transfer course credit into the Early Childhood Education credit certificate program or the Early Childhood diploma program. For a listing of courses and how they transfer, visit the Credit for Prior Learning page and select "Credit for Northeast Iowa Community College Non-Credit Coursework" to see the "Non Credit to Credit Course Matrix."

Krista Walsh-Weitz

Krista Weitz
Business and Community Solutions Program Developer

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  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 3139
  • Location: Town Clock