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Facilitating Staff Skill Development

14 Clock Hours / 1.4 CEUs

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; name traits of various temperament categories that impact staff performance; and identify the different cognitive styles of staff members and how these traits impact staff performance. Read more.


Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
FSD-13Q9 CourseBook English141.4 $52.00
FSD-23Q9 Online Course English141.4 $52.00

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, MinnesotaMissouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New YorkOregon, 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 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 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 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

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Care Courses offers over 60 professional development courses 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.

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