Explore Classes for the Childcare Degree
UAF’s nanny caregiving program includes courses focused on foundations in child development from prenatal through adolescence. In addition, we offer coursework in curriculum development for various ages, safe healthy learning environments, culture and the young child, and positive social and emotional development. Unique caregiving course offerings include:
- ECE 130 Culture, Learning and the Young Child emphasizes cultural inclusion to help you ensure that every child feels comfortable and safe within their learning environment.
- ECE 104X Child Development 1 is unique in its depth and practicality, sharing critical information about brain development and language acquisition.
- ECE 107X Child Development 2 extends past the traditional age of 8 covered by many caregiving courses and is particularly helpful for school-age childcare providers, parents, coaches and recreational leaders.
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Earn your childcare degree on your own terms
Most students in UAF’s caregiving programs are working and/or raising families of their own. That’s why this occupational endorsement certification program is available online, so you can balance your nanny courses and family time. For those who want an on-campus experience, caregiving courses are also available in person, and UAF offers a rich social life and numerous options for housing and meals.
Learn from distinguished and experienced faculty members
UAF’s nanny caregiving courses are led by highly experienced and published faculty members who have been recognized by their peers as exceptional teachers. Thanks to small class sizes, you can get the academic attention you deserve when you need it.