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.

Summer Classes Begin Soon

Summer classes begin May 23 and June 6. Find your classes and register today!

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: 5/16/22