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13 Masters Programs in Childcare

With a master's degree, students can increase career growth potential or prepare for academic pursuits. Most programs take one to two years to complete and focus on a single subject. What is a Master in Childcare? The program generally focuses on caring for young children and infants below the age of six. Course work usually covers daycare centers and techniques for keeping children safe and engag… Read more

With a master's degree, students can increase career growth potential or prepare for academic pursuits. Most programs take one to two years to complete and focus on a single subject.

What is a Master in Childcare? The program generally focuses on caring for young children and infants below the age of six. Course work usually covers daycare centers and techniques for keeping children safe and engaged. Students can choose between electives to individualize their classes to their specific career goals. During the program, students can learn ways to intervene, detect and diagnose different alterations and pathologies that may manifest in a child’s early years. The programs generally offer a variety of career paths for students interested in developing their knowledge of childcare.

In this type of program, professors may encourage their students to develop critical analysis skills for research. Extending beyond the classroom environment, critical analysis can help individuals make better decisions in their personal and professional lives. Improved consultation and leadership skills can be applied in workplaces, interpersonal relationships and interactions within a community.

Degree programs vary in cost depending on the location and institution. Students should research the options available to determine the best program at the most affordable cost.

A Master in Childcare can prepare students for career paths in teaching, mentoring and social work. A graduate may find a job as a family support worker, advocate for disabled children or foster care caseworker. Some graduates have gone into public administration to advocate for policies and procedures that benefit young children and their families. Some have also gone into humanitarian work to help and support disadvantaged families and children in their communities.

Obtain a degree with the flexibility offered by an online program or the face-to-face interaction of a local university. Commence the search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Aurora University Online
Aurora, USA

Discover what it takes to improve the lives of children and their families with the online Master of Social Work - Child Welfare program from Aurora University. Developed and ... +

Discover what it takes to improve the lives of children and their families with the online Master of Social Work - Child Welfare program from Aurora University. Developed and taught by industry experts, this program is designed to strengthen your professional social work skills and prepare you for the Illinois Child Welfare Licensing Exam. Graduate with the credential necessary to advance your career and make an impact as a trusted leader in social work. -
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University of West Alabama Online
Livingston, USA

Earn an online Master of Education in Early Childhood Development from the University of West Alabama and enhance your career in early education roles. In just one year to com ... +

Earn an online Master of Education in Early Childhood Development from the University of West Alabama and enhance your career in early education roles. In just one year to complete, the flexible and fully online program will provide you the best strategies to promote children's mental and physical health. -
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University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The International Master of Arts Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children at risk in developing countries around the world ... +

The International Master of Arts Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children at risk in developing countries around the world by training and promoting professional leadership that will advance various agendas to achieve this objective. -
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Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The two-year Master’s programme in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyze this d ... +

The two-year Master’s programme in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyze this development. -
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University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The MSc Developmental Psychology focuses on social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of development across the life-span (children, adolescents, young adults, older adults), a ... +

The MSc Developmental Psychology focuses on social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of development across the life-span (children, adolescents, young adults, older adults), and is designed for graduates who want to expand their knowledge in several different areas of development while also acquiring a specialism in this area. -
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Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP
Barcelona, Spain +1 More

The Master in Early Care. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment delves into the basic aspects of child development, the importance of the family as a promoter and enabler of thi ... +

The Master in Early Care. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment delves into the basic aspects of child development, the importance of the family as a promoter and enabler of this development, in the types of pathologies and alterations that may appear during this process and in the ways of detecting, diagnosing and intervene each case. -
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University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The MSc Education, Children and Youth is an interdisciplinary programme specialising in research, policy and practice relating to children and young people. The MSc Education, ... +

The MSc Education, Children and Youth is an interdisciplinary programme specialising in research, policy and practice relating to children and young people. The MSc Education, Children & Youth is an interdisciplinary programme specialising in research, policy and practice in relation to children and young people. Set in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the programme explores key aspects of the welfare and well-being of children and young people from a multi-disciplinary perspective. -
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University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences
Birmingham, United Kingdom

This master's programme in Advanced Child Protection Studies is designed to develop students’ specialist knowledge within the field of child protection and safeguarding. This ... +

This master's programme in Advanced Child Protection Studies is designed to develop students’ specialist knowledge within the field of child protection and safeguarding. This programme aims to equip you with advanced knowledge that will enable you to work effectively in the field of child protection, whether this is in the area of practice, management, research, or service development. It aims to facilitate the development of higher-level critical analysis skills and to develop your capacity for knowledge-informed practice and more original thinking in relation to the complex issues that arise in the contested field of child protection. -
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HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design

The unique master’s program in Child Culture Design explores the relationship between design and children’s perspectives. The activity play is central. As a student of the pro ... +

The unique master’s program in Child Culture Design explores the relationship between design and children’s perspectives. The activity play is central. As a student of the program, you will develop projects for and with children and practice how to utilize multidisciplinary research and knowledge in your design projects. Child Culture Design plays seriously. -
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University of Akron Online
Akron, USA

Graduates will become leaders and innovators in the Child and Family Development field through an advanced interdisciplinary and experiential education that prepares professio ... +

Graduates will become leaders and innovators in the Child and Family Development field through an advanced interdisciplinary and experiential education that prepares professionals who will contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, and global communities through careers working with children and families. -
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