Before/After School Care Certificate

Educate and enrich lives beyond the classroom

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  • Credit hours: 6
  • Stackable to degree: No
  • Potential job outcomes: 
    Before/after school aide

Gain basic knowledge about developmentally appropriate programming and guidance for school-age care in this 6-credit-hour Early Childhood Education—Before/After School Care certificate program.

The two required courses in this program focus on principles of school-age care and assessment and guidance. You can also gain hands-on experience working with children at the Harper College Child Care Learning Center, an on-site preschool facility where you’ll receive guidance and feedback from certified teaching professionals.

Certificate program requirements

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Next steps

For more information about early childhood education courses at Harper, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.

Please note: This program is not financial aid eligible.

Last Updated: 1/12/23