Fourth Child Care Provider Certification Cohort to Launch April 11, 2023
Applications Available at InvestGuam.com
Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration, in coordination with the Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA), Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) and Guam Community College (GCC), today announced a new cohort of the Child Care Provider Certification Program. The program has successfully graduated three cohorts and continues to make child care more affordable for working families by providing support to child care providers and encouraging job creation. The application period is now open with training for the fourth cohort beginning on April 11, 2023.
“Our vision is to create hundreds of new jobs in the child care industry through this innovative program and, with the launch of the fourth cohort, we mark significant progress in economic stabilization and recovery,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “This also is an opportunity to grow the foundation of our system of care by training a record number of child care providers in under a year. Importantly, this empowers working families to stabilize, pursue promotions or educational advancement, and directly contribute to the strength of our overall recovery.”
“Prugråman Pinilan has provided relief and meaningful assistance to those working parents who too often find themselves making sacrifices tirelessly to provide for others,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “We not only want those parents to get help, we want to help them get ahead. By expanding eligibility criteria and increasing child care coverage, we are capturing many more families in Guam’s middle working class, and we continue to roll out like-minded initiatives.”
Guam’s Child Care Provider Certification Program is free for eligible applicants and covers all cohort fees, to include registration and tuition. The program features a course for applicants to obtain a health certificate and child care certification upon graduation. Upon course completion, applicants will begin two months of on-the-job training at a licensed Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) facility. Eligibility requirements include: certification of graduation from a recognized high school or General Educational Diploma (G.E.D.); submission of pertinent health records; and police and court clearances. View all eligibility requirements and the program application and checklist at investguam.com.
For more information, visit investguam.com or contact GEDA at 671-647-4332.