Become a Certified Assistant

HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED ASSISTANT

Certified Assistant: An assistant who meets the qualifications of the provider and who may replace the provider.

(a) An assistant who meets the qualifications of a family child care provider will be certified and known as a certified family child care assistant.

(b) An assistant who meets the qualification of a family child care plus provider will be certified and known as a family child care plus assistant.

(c) An assistant who meets the qualification of a large family child care provider will be certified and known as a large family child care assistant.

  1. Attend a Family Child Care Orientation at Child Care Circuit: The dates for Family Child Care Orientations are listed on the Training Calendar on the Child Care Circuit website.

    If you do not have access to a computer, you may pick up a listing of the dates in the first floor lobby at Child Care Circuit in Lawrence. Select a date to attend the training.

It is strongly recommended that you register ahead of time to guarantee a space.

Walk-In Registration is the same day of the orientation from 9 am to 9:30 am.

Space is not guaranteed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER CONTACT:

Ana Martinez at amartinez@childcarecircuit.org or call 978-722-2505

The fee for the Orientation is $30.00 and must be paid in Cash or by Money Order.

Children or other companions are not allowed in the trainings.

  1. Become certified in First Aid and CPR for infants and children: Dates for this training are listed on the Training Calendar on the Child Care Circuit website: (www.childcarecircuit.org/professionals/calendar.asp).

    If you do not have access to a computer, you may pick up a listing of the dates in the first floor lobby at Child Care Circuit in Lawrence.

    Select a date to attend the training.

  1. Complete the application and mail with appropriate paper work to the Department of Early Education and Care: The address is on the application. The fee is $75.00. The application can be found on the EEC website: www.eec.state.ma.us or by calling EEC: 978-681-9684.