Advanced Child Care

Class List and Information

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Program Hours: 30

Program Cost: $799

Includes 10 Hours of Basic Child Care  & 10 Hours of Intermediate Child Care

Advanced Child Care Training & Certification

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The Advanced Child Care Certification program prepares you to be a full-time Nanny. Advanced Child Care graduates learn how to help children with their homework and aid children as they develop self-regulation skills. Nannies also learn how to create positive learning environments with music, art, and exercise. 

Focused on supporting multiple children academically and developmentally while the family members are at their place of employment, the Advanced Child Care program requires 30 hours of child care classes. The 30 hours include 10 hours of Advanced classes, 10 hours of Intermediate classes and 10 hours of Basic classes.

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Who Should Enroll?

The Advanced Child Care program is designed for nannies seeking full-time positions with families or employers including year-round or full-time summer positions.

What Topics are Covered?

  • Advanced newborn care
  • Teaching self-regulation
  • Nutrition for children
  • Fitness for child athletes
  • Children and music
  • Children and art
  • Learning stations
  • Helping with homework
  • Parenting styles
  • Communication


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Who are the Instructors?

The Nanny Institute has 30+ faculty members who are experts as all our faculty have advanced degrees, at least 5 years of experience and a passion for child care. We invested in the right people to build and teach our curriculum so you learn from pediatricians, early childhood educators and child psychologists, many of whom were former nannies.

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Tuition Payment & Payment Plan Options

Do you need a payment plan? We offer a payment plan that allows you to purchase each program individually. This gives you the flexibility to take classes when it fits your budget. To enroll in the payment plan, select the Basic program and pay the tuition and fees. When you are ready, you can come back to the payment plan page and enroll in the Intermediate program. You must complete Basic, then Intermediate, then Advanced and Specialist before enrolling in the Professional program.

New Students – Enroll Here

We have many programs that will align with your career goals. Please see our program overview page to see the different options available.

What is the Class Structure?

Each class is an on-demand video by our faculty and every class has a study guide that you download. You complete the study guide as you watch the course. After each course, there is a short quiz to test your understanding of the course material. The study guide and quiz prepare you for the multiple choice exam at the end of the program. The assignments and proficiency requirements (quizzes & exams) in addition to a comprehensive curriculum and college faculty are the foundation for the Nanny Institute to issue Certifications, not certificates of attendance.

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How Do I Get Certified?

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1. Sign Up For A Program

Choose from one of our learning programs that will meet your needs.

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2. Attend The Online Courses

Our online courses are taught by industry experts.

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3. Earn A Certification

At the end of the program, you will take a multiple choice exam that will test your knowledge.

What Courses are in the Advanced Child Care Certification?

CC 301: Learning Environments and Styles

The learning environment for children in the early years (ages 1-5) plays a critical role in development. This course teaches how to implement effective learning environments and support different learning styles.

CC 302: Teaching Self-Regulation

Self-regulation refers to a person’s ability to manage and control their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. It is a critical foundation for learning and good decision making. This course explores self-regulation and provides information and tools to help foster and support this development in children.

CC 303: Advanced Newborn Care

This course teaches how to care for preemies, the science of breast milk and formulas, and advanced medical and health issues including circumcision, cleft palate and tongue tie, pyloric stenosis and plagiocephaly.

CC 304: Helping with Homework

Homework is designed to help students review key concepts and provide extra time to practice new skills. This course provides tools to create a positive homework environment, ensure students remain responsible for their homework, and shares practical ways to help children complete assignments.

CC 305: Children and Music

Music helps the body and mind work together. This course introduces appropriate song literature, provides tools to teach music, and demonstrates musically integrated activities for children of different ages.

CC 306: Children and Art

Arts and crafts help children develop mentally, socially, and emotionally as well as boost self-confidence. This course focuses on how art helps develop critical thinking skills, pre-reading and writing skills. Practical tips are provided to implement art in the home.

GE 301: Communicating with Families

This course strengthens communication skills by reviewing barriers, identifying different communication styles, reviewing effective communication habits, and discussing how to have difficult conversations. The course also provides practical tools to develop a communication plan.

GE 302: Parenting Styles

This course discusses the diverse types of families and parenting styles including authoritarian, authoritative, laissez faire, and uninvolved. The course also covers parenting stereotypes including attachment, tiger mom, helicopter, and free-range.

GE 303: Classroom Management

Classroom management is an essential element in working with groups of children. This course will introduce practical tools to understand and use an established process that can be applied to group play dates, birthday party games, and summer camp structured activities.

HS 301: Fitness for Child Athletes

More than ever, children are participating in sports. This course shares the benefits of individual and team sports, the appropriate ages to compete in different sports, and how to teach sportsmanship. The course discusses how to help keep athletes safe and ensure they get proper nutrition.

HS 302: Nutrition for Children

Food plays a significant role in the health and wellbeing of children. This course teaches the components of nutrition, how nutrition affects health, food allergies, and the nutritional needs of children by age.

All Nanny and Sitter Courses are Taught by Child Care and Academic Experts

Meet Our Amazing Faculty

I am blessed to have published a children’s picture book as I love teaching Kindergarten and First grade. I hope you find a few inspirations from the course to share with the children in your care.
Annemarie Guertin, MAED

I’m having a wonderful career teaching children as well as raising 4 of my own. As I now have grandchildren, I’m fortunate I can focus on college level training to help the next generation of teachers, caregivers, and parents.

Dr. Ken James

It’s such a pleasure seeing the world through a toddler’s eyes as they discover and are delighted by their interactions with their family and nanny.
Shaundra Boyd, M.Ed

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch the classes on my phone?

Yes. You can download the SAP Litmos app and log in to your student portal on your phone. Each class has a study guide that can be completed so you may want to download or print the study guide from a computer prior to watching the class on your phone.

Are there financial payment plans, discounts or sales?

The Nanny Institute allows you to make $445 payments over time by purchasing each level separately. This allows students to pay for 10 hours of class at a time.

The Nanny Institute also offers scholarships, when available. While businesses can offer discounts and sales, the Nanny Institute is a career college and adheres to the Department of Education requirements. Licensed post-secondary schools must comply with 6E-1.0032(7), F.A.C which states, “Tuition or fee discounts are not permissible.”

I am not living in the United States and I am not a US citizen, can I enroll?

Yes, you can enroll online and complete the program from any location in the world. Job placement services; however, are only available to those living in the United States.

You do not need to be a United States citizen but you must upload a copy of a government-issued identification from any recognized country to verify your identity.

Do these programs count for the US Nanny Association Certifications?

Yes. All programs (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Specialist and Professional Childcare, Newborn Care Specialist and eLearning Facilitator) are accepted by the US Nanny Association for the training requirements to earn the Nanny and Childcare Provider (NCP) Credential. The Newborn Care is accepted by the US Nanny Association for the training requirements for the Newborn and Infant Care Professional (NICP). The Professional Childcare program is accepted by the US Nanny Association for the training requirements to earn the Professional Nanny and Childcare Provider (PNCP) Credential.

The US Nanny Association and the Nanny Institute are separate entities. Like many childcare businesses, the Nanny Institute is an organization member of the US Nanny Association.

What are the enrollment requirements?

Enrollment requires students to be at least 18 years old and have a government-issued identification (from any recognized country). Students sign up online by paying the tuition and fees, then immediately checking their email SPAM or Junk folder to access and log in to their student account. Students must sign an Enrollment Agreement and upload a copy of government-issued identification. Within 30 minutes of signing the paperwork and confirming the student’s identity, the classes will unlock in the student’s account and they can begin the program.

Will I need to buy textbooks?

No, all the course materials are available online and included in the tuition and fees. Every course has a study guide that can be downloaded and used to capture notes from the course. These study guides create a textbook that you can keep. The materials are for personal use only. All course videos and resources are copyrighted and cannot be used for any business purpose.

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Need Help Staying on Track?

Download Litmus App

The Nanny Institute proudly uses  Litmos as our eLearning partner. Litmos Mobile makes learning more accessible for you by ensuring you can access all your eLearning courses via your smartphone. With this app, you can easily search for your organization’s learning content and access it anytime, anywhere. With this app, students gain flexibility, have greater engagement and course consumption. This app requires an active Litmos account which is your Nanny Institute username and password.

Job Placement

The Nanny Institute is Invested in Your Success, Including Getting a Job with a Great Family. All Nanny Institute Programs Include Job Placement Classes.

PS 601: Expert Resumes for Nannies by Elizabeth Malson

This course uses nanny specific examples of a traditional and visual resume to teach resume writing as well as demonstrates how to modernize a nanny portfolio using LinkedIn.

PS 602: Job Search Strategies by Sarah Olson

Knowing the most current job seeking trends and skills creates an advantage in gaining a desired position. This course will review the types of jobs in childcare, practical tools to find the right job opportunities, and how to network and use social media to enhance your professional reputation.

PS 603: Interview Skills by Gregory Cassiere

Interviews are a critical part of the employment process that enables potential employers and candidates to learn about each other. This course will help you prepare for an interview, know what to expect during the interview, how to end an interview, and what to write in thank you notes.

PS 604: Negotiating Compensation by Sarah Olson

Negotiating employment compensation may create anxiety but is an important skill to make sure you feel valued and fairly compensated for your work. This course will help you determine what components of compensation are most important to you and how to effectively communicate with a potential employer on salary and benefits.

PS 605: Work Agreements by Elizabeth Malson

Taking the time to think through and write down job expectations will help ensure everyone understands the responsibilities and compensation. Work agreements help reduce confusion and create a more positive experience. This course will introduce work agreement templates and tools to discuss a work schedule as well as pay, overtime, and other benefits.