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This program is available on-campus at NTC.

Pam Stowe
(218) 333-6672

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Child Care and Education

Level I - Gainful Employment Information
Level II - Gainful Employment Information

The importance of high quality early care education is becoming more widely recognized within the private and business sectors, resulting in an increasing demand for professional child care providers. NTC’s child care and education program prepares you to provide a safe, healthy, developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environment for children from birth through age eight. You will learn to develop play-centered activities designed to help children grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively.

Classroom and hands-on training will cover topics including:

  • Parent and professional relations
  • Special needs in early childhood
  • School-age development
  • Children’s literature & literacy

Our program meets the requirements for teacher/assistant teacher as specified by Minnesota Department of Human Services Rules 9502 and 9503. Additional work experience may be required for teacher positions in licensed child care centers.


Child care is the third largest industry in the State of Minnesota and the opportunities are vast across the nation as well. Graduates may choose to specialize in these areas: infant-toddler, preschool, school-age, children with special needs, family child care, nanny or administration. You will also meet the qualifications necessary for a para-educator in a school setting. Individuals completing the AAS program may also explore employment as a food program representative or child care resource and referral agent.

See more information about careers in child care.

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