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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 classes and book courses for childcare providers, home visitors and parents. Use our childcare continuing education credits for inservice
professional development training clock hours for most US States continuing education requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All training gives both Clock Hours
and CEUs toward CDA Renewal. Care Courses also offers Spanish courses in book format.
Our informative 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 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 childcare classes for over 20 years; we love what we do and
truly want to make your experience fantastic.
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 Course Description:
[Please note: This course is
different from many of our courses because it requires TWO books. You must read both the coursebook, Everyone
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.
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. Textbooks
contain 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.
Lesson Titles: Getting Started; More Skills to Learn; On Our Way; Inclusive Kids
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
Attention Iowa students: This course is not currently approved for Iowa's annual training requirements.
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
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. 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 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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