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

You will gain knowledge in essential vocabulary for understanding the basics of child growth and development, communicating with parents or future employers, health and safety, and duties of child care providers. The curriculum also serves as a pathway to other Noncredit Career Education (CTE) certificates, and credit child development programs. 

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Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!

Required Courses (complete courses in this order):

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

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#