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Everyone Welcome! Diversity in Early Childhood and School-Age Programs

8 Clock Hours / 0.8 CEUs

Everyone Welcome! Diversity in Early Childhood and School-Age Programs

Everyone Welcome! Diversity in Early Childhood and School-Age Programs Course Description: 

[Please note: This course is different from many of our courses because it requires TWO books.You must read both the coursebookEveryone Welcome! Diversity in Early Childhood Programs, and a textbook, Connecting Kids: Exploring Diversity Together. You will not be able to successfully complete this course without BOTH books. Order these together below.]

This course applies to preschoolers and school-age children. 

Help young children discover how differences enrich their communities and their lives.  This course includes numerous activities to help children feel comfortable with others from different cultural, language, racial, ethnic, religious, lifestyle, and economic backgrounds. Also includes section on helping English language learners. See course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Everyone Welcome! Diversity in Early Childhood and School-Age Programs you will be able to discuss major concepts related to diversity and inclusion and how inclusion and exclusion affect children; help young children develop connecting skills; and create activities that build trust among children who are different. Read More.

About the two book format: Coursebooks contain the quizzes, answer sheets and some information. Coursebooks are only available from Care Courses and every student must have his or her own copy of the Coursebook. Textbookscontain important information and you must read the textbook to get credit for the course. Students may share textbooks if they wish. Textbooks are available in the bundle below and individually from The Care Courses Bookstore.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
EWE-13A9 CourseBook English80.8 $31.00
EWE-83A9 CourseBook + Textbook English80.8 $40.00

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

Topics Covered in Everyone Welcome!: 
  • How inclusion and exclusion affect children 
  • Ways to help young children develop a wide range of connecting skills including team work and community building, being a partner, give and take, listening, appreciating and respecting diversity, respecting others’ physical boundaries, empathizing, playing with each other instead of against each other, encouraging and helping each other, and many more 
  • Ways to model inclusion rather than exclusion 
  • Cooperative games, creative activities, and nature experiences in which everyone wins 
  • Ways to help children learn to practice tolerance 
  • Ways to help children develop better problem-solving skills by learning to work with others, combine different ideas and get everyone involved
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructional methodology: 
Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes.

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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 granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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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