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Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers 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 give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs.

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Facilitating Staff Skill Development

14 Clock Hours / 1.4 CEUs / $54.00

Facilitating Staff Skill Development

Facilitating Staff Skill Development Course Description: 

This course is designed for directors and other supervisors who are responsible for staff development. 

Learn about the developmental stages of child care workers, traits of various temperament categories, and different cognitive and learning styles. Explore ways to use feedback effectively, give constructive criticism, as well as a wide variety of staff training techniques. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Facilitating Staff Skills Development you will be able to identify developmental stages of child care workers; describe when teachers experience the survival stage; and name traits of various temperament categories that impact staff performance. Read more.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
FSD-23NL9 Online Course English141.4 $54.00

Please note: This course is only available in the Online Course format.

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 Facilitating Staff Skill Development:

  • The developmental stages of child care workers
  • Typical traits of various temperament categories
  • Differences in cognitive and learning styles
  • How to use feedback effectively
  • How to give constructive criticism
  • The coaching method of staff development and how to implement such a program
  • Staff training techniques that have been used successfully by early childhood facility directors and other trainers

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

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

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Comments on Facilitating Staff Skill Development:

Thank you for inquiring about the care course I downloaded.  I am still working on the course, but expect to complete it this week. The course I'm taking is on staff development and I'm finding it to be very  helpful to me as the Head of two Montessori schools.  I will definitely utilize the tools I'm learning about in this course. - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

I just want to let you know that I REALLY enjoyed this course [Facilitating Staff Development]. I learned so much. I am "RENEWED" and ready to make 2019 the year for staff development. I have recommended this course to my fellow directors. — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free 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 adhere to and sign our honor code, 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 official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.

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