About the Family Childcare Certificate

This certificate is appropriate for those students interested in opening or further developing a licensed family child care program or beginning a career in family child care.

Current family child care providers interested in topical content and specific subjects would also be served. Family child care providers care for children in their homes and are licensed by the Dept. of Social Services, Community Care Licensing.

Explore Potential Careers

Obtaining a Family Childcare Certificate can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Family child care provider
  • Assistant in a family child care home
  • In-home care provider of children, ages birth - 12 specifically

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish.

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals.

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units
Choose 3 units: CDEV 41E, 41I, 41J, 41K, 44 (1 unit) See catalog 3
Choose 3 units: CDEV 41C, 41F, 41G, 41H, 41N, 41O, 41P, 41S, 41V, 41W (1 unit) See catalog 3

Total Units: 6

Transfer Options

All area CSU's and private institutions provide transfer continuity. SFSU specifically offers a variety of emphasis areas within the Child and Adolescent Development Dept. for those interested in pursuing careers with children and youth.

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.