Childcare Professions

  • Program Highlights:

    One-Year NYSED Approved CTE Program

    This one-year program allows high school juniors/seniors to explore careers in childcare. Students will begin the work towards earning the Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate. Students will gain real-world experience working in the Teens & Tots Preschool and in the East Rochester Elementary school. Qualified students may also gain experience in a community childcare setting.

EMCC student and Teens-N-Tots Preschooler point to a date on the class calendar

Units of Study

  • PM Session Only

    • Professionalism
    • Child Development
    • Health & Safety
    • Self
    • Guidance
    • Environment
    • Creative Development
    • Physical Development
    • Families
    • Observation, Documentation & Assessment
    • Cognitive Development
    • Social/Emotional Development

Industry Based Exam/Certifications

    • NYS Mandated Reporter
    • Precision Exams
    • Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Trainings



  • Career Connections

    • Camp Director
    • Camp Counselor
    • Early Childhood Professional (Infants, Todders, Preschool)
    • Nanny
    • Preschool Teacher (Assistant Teacher or Nursery School)

    College Programs

    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Human Services
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Special Education

Items to Consider

  • Successful Students:

    • Practice good judgment while caring for young children
    • Display energy and enthusiasm with young children
    • Have the ability to communicate in a mature manner with parents and education professionals
    • Work both individually and as a team member
    • Meet health and safety requirements while working with young children
    • Meet OCFS requirements for volunteer work/employment (physical, fingerprint and background check).