College Course-registration information & curricula

The Child Care Health Advocate course is taught online at Northampton Community College. The course has 15 sessions, earning 3 college credits to apply toward a degree or renewal of the Director Credential. Supplementary curricular material will be posted here. For registration or questions about the course, please contact the Admissions Department at 610-861-5500.

Register for the Spring 2017 term of Child Care Health Advocate Course at Northampton Community College. Child Care Health Advocates are early childhood practitioners (directors, lead teachers, family child care providers) who see to it that their programs integrate best practices in health, safety and nutrition, even though they may not perform these practices directly themselves. They coordinate the program’s operations with external sources of health expertise such as a Child Care Health Consultant and other health professionals in their communities who provide technical assistance, education as well as direct services to families and staff involved with their programs. The Child Care Health Advocate course has 15 sessions, earning 3 college credits to apply toward a degree or renewal of the Director Credential. Participants in the course who work in early education and child care facilities implement improvements in their programs as their learning exercises or, if not working in such a facility, use simulated case studies. Download the list of topics covered and the registration flyer. The course is open for registration to anyone who is eligible for NCC admission. Tuition assistance may be available to Pennsylvania students. Check with your Regional Key. Contact the NCC Admissions Department at 610-861-5500 for further information. 7-16-2016

With permission from the California Training Institute, Susan S. Aronson, MD updated the Child Care Health Advocate curriculum reading material in the Nutrition and Physical Activity module. The first edition module, dated 2006, is available online at The  Pennsylvania update of the California chapter includes the content of standards from the third edition of Caring for Our Children. The updated chapter is required reading for the college credit-bearing Child Care Health Advocate Course now taught at Northampton Community College as an online course. Reviewers were: Bobbie Rose, RN, Child Care Health Consultant for the California Childcare Health Program, and Kristen Copeland, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital for the material that cited her work. Reviewed and reaffirmed 11/2012