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CDA Classes & CDA Renewal
Why use Care Courses? Because they're convenient, affordable and you learn so much!
Care Courses offers online training classes and book courses for child care providers, home visitors and parents. Use our childcare
professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses gives both Clock Hours
and CEUs toward CDA Renewal. Care Courses also offers Spanish courses in correspondence book format.
Our informative child care training programs can be completed
anywhere and at any time. Study at home, at the park, or wherever is most convenient for you. Then go online
to complete and submit your quiz. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors
offer unlimited free student support by phone or email, and are always happy
Early childhood child care training can be fun,
interesting, and relevant to your daily work and experience! We've been
offering professional development classes for over 20 years; we love what we do and
truly want to make your experience fantastic.
25 Clock Hours / 2.5 CEUs
Stress and Day Care Course Description:
For all childcare providers, this course will teach you how to cope with different types of stress in child care, increase your happiness, and help children better enjoy their time at your facility. Covers many different sources of stress, including stress in the child care environment, challenging behaviors, and child abuse; sources of stress that families face; signs of stress; effects of stress; ways of handling stress; physical and emotional needs of caregivers and ways to reduce their stress; ways that early childhood facilities can support workers, children, and families. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
Lesson Titles: Stress; Families and
Stress; Stress in Day Care; Serious Stress in Children; The Caregiver
and the Day Care Facility
Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.
Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin
||NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational
program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the
National Administrator Credential.
Topics Covered in Stress and Day Care:
"This course was absolutely wonderful. Once I started I could not put it down!" - Cuero, Texas
- Signs of stress in adults and children
- Causes of stress in
adults and children
- Ways of handling stress
- Diversity in family
structure and child-rearing practices
- The function of the family
- Ways to
involve parents in the early childhood facility
- How to evaluate
- How to identify parental needs that should
be met by day care services
- Sources of stress in the day care
- Strategies to reduce stress in the day care environment
to help children solve their own problems and develop
- Signs of serious
stress in children
- Characteristics of families who mistreat children
- Strategies for handling children who are experiencing stress
resources that assist families in stress
- Keeping records of children's
- The physical and emotional needs of caregivers and ways to meet
- Ways to reduce and manage stress in your own life
policies and procedures in the day care facility can cause or reduce
stress for workers, children, and parents
- Ways to work with Protective
Services to protect at-risk children
Comments on Stress and Day Care:
"Dear Care Courses Family, I just wanted to let you know how great it
was to be able to do this course at my own pace. I really enjoyed it.
Day Care has such long hours, even after the day is over, there is
always things to do to get ready for the next day, that it was nice to
be able to ready this book in my own time. The course was very
interesting and helpful. Thank you so much for offering such a
wonderful, stress free way to get my credit hours. - Orrington, Maine
Care Courses Information:
Care Courses offers over 70 professional development courses in English, 16 in Spanish, and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate of completion. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.
Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours (and CEUs for CDA renewal) granted by a course (assuming you pass each lesson/chapter with a 70% or better). Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.
Clock hours and CEUs are documented on original Care Courses certificates of completion mailed through the US Post Office. All course formats receive an original mailed certificate. Once you have completed a course and submitted your answers to us you can expect to receive your certificate within 1-3 weeks (depending on the grading & certificate option you choose).
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