Intermediate Child Care

Class List and Information

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Program Hours: 10

Program Cost: $299

Prerequisite Courses: 10 Hours of Basic Child Care Program

Intermediate Child Care Training & Certification

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The Intermediate Child Care Certification program builds your Nanny and Sitter career with specialized training by age focusing on newborn and infant care, toddler, preschool, and elementary school-aged child care. The Intermediate Child Care program teaches age-based physical, emotional and academic milestones from birth through the elementary years.

Focused on age-appropriate development, the Intermediate Child Care program includes 20 hours of childcare classes. The 20 hours total includes 10 hours of Intermediate classes and 10 hours of Basic classes.

You must sign up for or have completed the “Basic” level before you can start the “Intermediate” program. 

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Who Should Enroll?

The Intermediate Child Care program is designed for nannies that will be involved in children’s lives from birth through their elementary years and will assist with their academic work.

What Topics are Covered in This Program?

  • Newborn care
  • Toddler care
  • Preschool care
  • Primary years
  • Literacy
  • STEM
  • Health & medical
  • Body privacy
  • Child fitness
  • Car seat safety

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 Options

The main courses can be bought individually for $299. They must be purchased and completed in sequential order.
You can san save money by purchasing several programs at one time.

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Approved training for US Nanny Association Certified Nanny (NCP)

Upon completed, you earn a Nanny Institute Basic Certification, Intermediate Childcare Certification and get a transcript that lists the program courses. If you complete all 20 hours, you will meet the training requirements for the US Nanny Association’s Certified Nanny (NCP) credential.

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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 Intermediate Child Care Certification?

CC 201: Newborn Care

This course covers newborn and infant developmental milestones, holding, feeding, diapering, soothing, common ailments and signs of illness.

CC 202: Toddlers

Toddlers are beginning to walk, engage in receptive and expressive communication, and are developing social, emotional, and reasoning skills. This course focuses on developmental milestones (physical, cognitive, social and emotional) and creating an age-appropriate daily schedule.

CC 203: Preschool

Preschoolers are developing their basic life skills, independence, and knowledge they will need as they enter their school years. This course reviews developmental milestones (physical, cognitive, social and emotional) and how to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.

CC 204: Primary Years

As children grow into ages 6-8, they continue to advance physically and develop more cognitively, enabling a greater range of behaviors and emotions. This course reviews developmental milestones, physical needs, and sexual development.

CC 205: Children and Literacy

This course teaches early literacy skills for infants and toddlers while promoting strong reading and writing skills for preschool and kindergarten children. The course discusses advanced reading levels, the common core curriculum and how to support reading at home.

CC 206: STEM Activities

This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) course leverages a child’s natural curiosity with a structured approach to learning. The course includes differing, age-appropriate activities that advance innovation and strategic thinking in children.

HS 201: Childhood Fitness

This course discusses the elements of fitness including body composition, endurance, flexibility, strength training, and provides examples of age-appropriate exercise programs.

HS 202: Childhood Health

This course teaches correct hand washing, how to manage common ailments (croup, RSV, flu and many others), recommended vaccinations, and over the counter medications.

OP 104: Car Seat Safety

An optional seminar on car seat safety that discusses the importance of rear-facing and correct installation.

All Nanny and Sitter Courses are Taught by Child Care and Academic Experts
Meet Our Amazing Faculty

By incorporating the arts into the learning process, we can better prepare our young learners for a life of success.
Andrea Sammons, MAT

I love teaching preschool kids and in my spare time, I dedicate myself to my husband and young son. We enjoy taking trips to the park, going to festivals, and adventuring out to different camping spots in Northern California.

Jena Paulo, M.Ed

Lifetime healthy habits begin during the preschool years. Preschoolers love to move and don’t care if they eat French Fries. It’s up to us to teach them healthy habits.
Michele Silence, Psy.M.

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 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.