Child and Family Studies

Career Pathway Certificate: Childcare Aide

  • Do you love working closely with young children, ages birth to five, to assist with the organization of daily learning activities?
  • Are you interested in making a measurable difference in the lives of young children and families?
  • Do you want a career path with advancement opportunities, that you can accomplish while working in the field?

The Childcare Aide Career Pathway certificate is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to work with young children. PCC has a nationally accredited program that prepares students to work in the early learning environment with the skills to succeed.


Average wage for early childhood education professionals is 30-35,000/year. Entry level wages for aides is 11.25-13/hr.

Finish Your Degree

The Childcare Aide Career Pathway Certificate leads to additional certificate and degree opportunities. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.

Is it for me?

High School graduates (and high school equivalency). Placement into MTH 58/60. If you do not meet all the placement recommendations, contact us for other options.
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Program Cost

Use the cost calculator to see estimated costs. For more detailed cost sheet contact the early education program at 971-722-4217

What's Next?

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  1. Complete the steps for new students
  2. Plan how you'll pay for college
  3. Call 971-722-4217 for help with scheduling, becoming a student, and mapping out your education and career path
    • Find out more about the resources and support the Career Pathways team can provide!