TIPS for Child Care Institute

TIPS for Child Care Institute, Inc. is an international Career and Vocational Institute that seeks to foster the development of early care and learning adult learners throughout their entire career.

 

Our program offers:

  • student focused instruction

  • a teaching community is made up of a group of talented and creative professional

  • The best Early Childhood Vocational Curriculum with a focus on Praxis Based strategies

  • tools and support necessary for our adult learners to reach their full potential

We adopt and implement the use of research and evidence based course and framework into every instructional package. Our students to the highest standard of excellence, a TIPS Certified teacher has demonstrated mastery of early learning competence prior to applying for their Credential Status. Every students process is manually reviewed with a dialogue of areas of strengths and  improvement our instructors build  and support them in maximizing on their full professional potential.

Instructional Packages are enriched with content and coursework with adopted components to support the consistent implementation of , theory and practices strategies aligned with the National Database of Child Care licensing Regulations  and in the following:  ​

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  • CSEFEL

  • NAEYC (Preamble, Code of Ethics and DAP)

  • TIPS Training Model

  • NIYCHY Legacy (IDEA, IEP, IFSP, Procedural Safe Guards)

  • DCL (Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letters)

  • Early Development and Learning

  • Program Leadership, Supervision and Best Practices

  • Infant/Toddler/Pre-School Mental Health and Emotionally Responsive Practices

  • Supporting Child Well-Being

  • Head Start Program Governance Training

  • Ongoing Child Observation and Assessment

  • Supporting Children with Disabilities

  • Schedules, Routines, Transitions and Classroom Environment

  • Supporting Dual Language Learners and Their Families

  • Classroom Assessment and Scoring Systems (CLASS)

Our Students Earn 6 College Credits

Early Childhood Field Experience (or Early Childhood Elective Credit) 

(3 credits, lower division level) 
This course provides the student with practical experience in environments for young children, birth to age five. The experience affords the student the opportunity to become familiar with and demonstrate the principles and practices of early childhood. Hands-on instruction in working with children birth to age five.

Introduction to Working With Young Children

(3 credits, lower division level)
This course exposes students to competencies required in the implementation of sound environments for young children, birth to age five. The course introduces content in the following areas: planning a safe and healthy learning environment, supporting development in physical, cognitive, language and social/ emotional areas; developing relationships with-in families; program management; professionalism; observation and recording information about children; and the principles of child development and learning. Hands-on instruction in working with children birth to age five.

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Home Visitor Credential Readiness Course

Online, Hybrid, Enhanced 

Enrolling in this course will provide participants with our hands-on, innovative class for students of every background. Our qualified and experienced teachers serve as facilitators of the learning process. Instead of simply lecturing, they guide students by helping to make sense of course materials, encouraging them to ask questions and explore solutions, and promoting the use of resources outside of the classroom.

Featured Components:

  • Parenting (CSEFEL)

  • Advocacy and Awareness

  • Special Education Law

  • DAP 

  • Project Approach Model

Pre-School
Credential
Readiness Course

Online, Hybrid, Enhanced

This course will guide students through the foundations of the subject and beyond. Students apply their newly developed skills within a learning environment that is challenging and demands their active participation. The result is a group of inspired and proficient individuals with a drive for learning and a motivation to succeed.

Featured Components:

  • Tucker Turtle (CSEFEL)

  • IFSP to IEP (Transition)

  • ADHD DCL 

  • Intentional teaching across domains

  • Theory In Practice

Infant Toddler
Credential Readiness
Course

Online, Hybrid, Enhanced

Enroll in this 12 week online CDA training course, our hands-on, innovative class for students of every background. Our qualified and experienced teachers serve as facilitators of the learning process. Instead of simply lecturing, they guide students by helping to make sense of course materials, encouraging them to ask questions and explore solutions, and promoting the use of resources outside of the classroom. Course includes field assignments, evidence of course work implemented and weekly interaction.

Featured Courses:

  • Rethinking DAP 0-3

  • Interaction v. Engagement

  • From Planning to Implementation

Our Mission

TIPS for Child Care Institute is proud to be an eligible training institute for WIOA. Our innovative teaching methods help learners really latch onto the material, and take charge of their own learning. Upon completion of certification , our students are fully prepared for their next step, whether that be continuing their education at a two or four year college or university or joining the work force.  

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Together. We Shape The Future

9005 Two Notch Road,  Columbia SC 29223- United States

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