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Health and Childcare Services

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The “Health and Child Care” class prepares students for entry level positions in the field of Child and Health Care.

For those students wishing to pursue Industry Certification or College Degrees, knowledge and skills are gained to enter post-secondary training to pursue career goals in Health Care and Education.

Program of Study

Year 1Year 2
  • Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Older Adult Development and Needs
  • Professional Character and Ethics
  • Conception and Prenatal Development
  • Birth and Infant Care
  • Professional Workplace Knowledge and Skills

The CDA (Child Development Associate)

  • Child Development Principles and Theories
  • Understanding Children from Birth to Age 5

Creating a Safe and Healthful Environment:

  • Toys, Equipment, Educational Materials,
    Child Safety, Nutritious Snacks and Meals
  • Guiding Children’s Health

Establishing the Classroom:
Classroom Design, Guidance Skills and Challenges,Classroom Limits and Routines

The Curriculum: Lesson Planning

Career Paths

Career options open to the students are:

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Preschool/Elementary School Teacher
  • Nurse
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Technician
  • Health Informatics
  • Home Health Aide
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Maternal Child Health Specialist
  • Social Worker

Post Secondary Training/College Guides

  • Mercer County Technical School: Health Careers Center
  • Mercer County Community College
  • College of New Jersey
  • Rider University
  • Bucks County Community College


Mrs. Ronda Robinson is a Licensed Registered Nurse with 33 years of experience. She is certified in Gerontological Nursing, and as a Director of Nursing Administration in Long term Care. She is a Certified Instructor of Health Sciences, and has completed South Carolina’s “Cerra’s Teacher Cadet Training” with the College of New Jersey.

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Applicants to this program must be referred by a child study team.