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Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months

15 Clock Hours / 1.5 CEUs

Day by Day with Toddlers
Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months Course Description: 

This course applies to toddlers. 

Learn the nature, purpose, and components of an appropriate curriculum for toddlers, adults role in toddlers learning and development, and the role of space, toys and equipment, and routine care in the toddler curriculum. Includes numerous activities to facilitate toddlers' development of large motor, small motor, and self-help skills; cognitive and language skills; social skills; and emotional development. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months  you will be able to identify components of an appropriate curriculum for toddlers’ learning and development; explain the nature and purpose of the toddler curriculum; describe the importance of play in toddlers’ learning and development; describe the role of adults in toddlers’ learning and development; name strategies for accommodating toddlers’ needs; and explain the role of space, play equipment, and routine care in the toddler curriculum. Read more.


Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
DBD-13Q9 CourseBook English151.5 $54.00
DBD-23Q9 Online Course English151.5 $54.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.

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Topics Covered in Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months:
  • The nature and purpose of a developmentally appropriate toddler curriculum
  • Adults' role in toddlers' learning and development
  • The role of space, toys and equipment, and routine care in the toddler curriculum
  • Activities to support the development of toddlers' large motor skills, small motor skills, and self-care skills
  • Activities to support the development of toddlers' cognitive and language skills
  • Activities to support the development of toddlers' social skills and emotional development 
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.

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

Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.

Comments on 
Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months:

“I’ve learned so much and I’ve applied everything I’ve learned to my program. The advice and techniques are so simple, yet so effective. I’ve shared what I’ve learned with my parents and they have been so grateful for the help. My day is filled with incidental learning, open ended questions and unending smiles and hugs. I loved this course and I would highly recommend it to others. Thank you.”
- Sterling, Massachusetts

"I'm thrilled with the courses. I've been a provider for 35 years and everything I read is right on to what I've done all these years. I also love all the new ideas I'm getting as well. Thank you for this wonderful program."
- Holliston, Massachusetts

"Thank you so much! The download was effortless. I thought the material presented was excellent; essential information and perspectives for anyone caring for toddlers. This is the second course I have taken with Care Courses, and the other one - on ADHD - was also excellent! I appreciate that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which licenses our child care programs, accepts your credentials. I couldn't be more pleased with your programs! They are so helpful, and especially for us busy teachers who find it increasingly difficult to get to other types of training opportunities. Oh - and thank you SO much for the personable service and speedy turnaround of the documentations!"
  – Forest Park, Illinois

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