The VESL Child Care Provider Program prepares intermediate-advanced ESL students for careers in child care. 

The VESL Child Care Provider certificate program prepares low intermediate to advanced students (ESLN Level 3, 4, or 5) to enter a career pathway in child care, child development, or early childhood education. In addition, many students who are not seeking a career in these areas complete this program to learn information and language skills helpful in their role as parents or grandparents.

Skills Taught

  1. Integrate appropriate vocabulary and oral language skills to communicate effectively about child development, child care and early childhood education.
  2. Apply occupation-specific vocabulary, grammar and reading and writing skills to child care and child development concepts and settings.
  3. Use knowledge of children's developmental stages and anti-bias education to effectively plan activities and communicate in an early childhood setting.
  4. Explain a variety of options and requirements for further education and employment opportunities in child care and early childhood education. 
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Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!

Required Courses:

  • ESLV 3000 - VESL: Child Care Provider, Module A
  • ESLV 3001 - VESL: Child Care Provider, Module B

Recommended Preparation:

This program is designed for students in ESLN Level 3, 4 and 5. If you are a new student, we recommend that you register for the CASAS Assessment/Placement test to determine your ESLN level. 

A Certificate of Competency is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Request Your Certificate

If you have completed and passed all of the required courses in each program, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Competency.

Petition for Certificate of Competency

Steps to Get Started

Use the guide below to start taking classes in the VESL Child Care Provider Program. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes

  1. Check course availability in Schedule of Classes

    To find VESL Child Care Provider courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “ESL Vocational Noncredit”.

    Go to Class Schedule

  2. Choose which type of student you are:

    Follow these steps if you are new to PCC OR returning after an absence of 1 or more major semester(s):

    1. Apply to Noncredit
      • Create an OpenCCC account if you don’t have one already.

    2. Receive Welcome Letter via email

    3. Activate your LancerPoint account

    4. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    5. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN# 

    Follow these steps if you are a current or continuing PCC student (noncredit or credit):

    1. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    2. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN#