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Child Care Provider Certificate

Jobs for childcare workers, including nannies, are expected to increase 20 percent in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nannies are invaluable to households, assisting parents in providing quality child care and educational development. While there are no federal licensing program for professional nannies in the United States, Long Island University recognizes the critical need for well-trained individuals to provide a high standard of care for children of all ages. Our focus is on the intellectual, social, and physical development of children from birth to age 16. In addition, we emphasis health and safety of all members of the household.

LIU Post’s University Au Programs, the only program of its kind in the U.S., offers a Child Care Provider Certificate to equip the future and current professional nanny with essential skills and knowledge to properly care for children from infants to adolescents. This program is for those who are serious about a full-time career as a nanny.

The program is an intensive weekend training resulting in a Certificate in Child Care Training from LIU’s University Au Pair Program. It runs from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and includes classes in childhood development, child psychology, child and infant care, nutrition, first aid, CPR and family systems and dynamics. At the end of the program, students will be certified by the American Health Association in CPR and First Aid.

Course Descriptions:

Take the following courses and receive a certificate in child development:

  • Physical, Cognitive and Psychological Development
  • An in-depth look at diverse learners

First Aid—Learn life-saving skills from the experts. This two-hour course, sponsored by the American Heart Associations, results in certification in First-Aid.

CPR (rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation)—The two-hour course, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will provide instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as well as the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units. It meets New York State requirements for CPR certification. Certification is good for two years, and Long Island University is a site for refresher courses.

Physical, Cognitive & Psychosocial Development—3 credit course Children are what make the world “go round.” This course will follow the development of children from birth through adolescence. The students will embrace all the various stages of growth and development that children experience. This course will include the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of children. This experience will be generated through informative lectures, intriguing documentaries, and hands on activities that provoke creativity and sense of what the whole child is comprised of.


Beautiful Minds: An In-depth Look at Diverse Learners—3 credit course This course will examine the various ways children learn from birth through adolescence. The students will come to understand the processes of a wide spectrum of learners from the learning disabled to the gifted. This experience will be created through lectures, discussions, documentaries, hands-on activities and group work that exemplify the beautiful minds children have. 

Sign Up Now:

May 1-3, 2015, June 19-21, 2015 and August 7-9, 2015


$285 – Child Development Course (Includes 2 Meals on Saturday and class materials)
$150 – CPR and First Aid Training
$200 – Lodging Plan (Includes 2 nights in a single occupancy room and 3 additional meals)

Admission Requirements

Registration/Information For more information contact School of Professional and Continuing Education at (516) 299-2236