Start Date: Enrolling Now
Program Hours: 10
Program Cost: $299
Prerequisite Courses: None
What Topics are Covered in This Program?
- Infant attachment
- Child development milestones
- Positive discipline
- Stress management
- Emergency management
- Active shooter response
- Food safety
- Water safety
- Payroll & taxes
- Work agreements
Who Should Participate in this Program?
The Basic Child Care program is designed for nannies and sitters seeking to establish and maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for children.
Overview of the Basic Child Care Program
The Basic Child Care Certification program lays the foundation for a child care career as a Nanny or Sitter. Basic Child Care graduates learn positive discipline techniques from a child psychologist and get safety tips including active shooter response tactics from experts. Sitters and nannies also gain legal insights from a child care lawyer to confidently supervise and manage children.
This specialized Nanny and Sitter training program is 100% online with 24/7 on-demand access to faculty-taught classes. Focused on safety and professionalism, the Basic Child Care program includes 10 hours of child care classes.
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 for the Basic Child Care Program?
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.
Take These Next Steps
1. Sign Up For A Program
Choose from one of our learning programs that will meet your needs.
2. Attend The Online Courses
Our online courses are taught by industry experts.
3. Earn A Certification
At the end of the program, you will take a multiple choice exam that will test your knowledge.
What Courses Will I Be Taking in the Basic Child Care Program?
CC 101: Understanding Children by Dr. Lauren Formy-Duval
CC 102: Children and the Law by Aaron Brandel
CC 103: Discipline Strategies by Dr. Lauren Formy-Duval
Discipline is teaching children to manage their emotions and behaviors. This course starts with learning theory, reinforcement and rewards, then provides tools for decision making and setting up an environment that encourages prosocial behaviors. Common situations are discussed with guidance on when and how to intervene in specific situations that are likely to arise when caring for children.
HS 101: Emergency Planning by Elizabeth Malson
HS 102: Safety in the Home by Marlene Malson
HS 103: Water Awareness by Elizabeth Malson
HS 104: Food Safety by Dr. Jennifer Rodriquez-Bosque
GE 101: Professionalism by Karli Ortmann
GE 102: Stress Management by Dr. Lauren Formy-Duval
All Nanny and Sitter Courses are Taught by Child Care and Academic Experts
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there financial payment plans, discounts or sales?
The Nanny Institute allows you to make $299 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.”
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.
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 Certified 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 Certified 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.
Need Help Staying on Track?
Download SAP Litmus App
The Nanny Institute proudly uses SAP Litmos as our eLearning partner. SAP 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 SAP Litmos account which is your Nanny Institute username and password.