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Care Courses offers online training classes and book courses for child care providers, home visitors 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 CEUs toward CDA Renewal.
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Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care
8 Clock Hours / 0.8 CEUs
Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care Course Description:
This introductory course provides an overview of information that adults should understand before working with young children.
This course covers developmental stages, age appropriate activities for children, positive guidance and discipline, fostering children’s self-esteem, health and safety practices, positive interaction with children, supervision, and detection and reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
Learning Outcomes: After completing Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care you will be able to identify techniques to facilitate young children’s motor, cognitive, and language development; explain the relationship between motor development and cognitive development; and describe the stages of young children's cognitive development
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, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin
Attention Texas students: Please click here to see how this course can be used towards the Texas Preservice training requirement.
Topics Covered in Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care:
- Typical physical growth patterns of young children
- Ways to facilitate
children's motor development
- The relationship between motor development
and cognitive development in young children
- The stages of young
children's cognitive development
- How young children learn
- The adult's
role in children's learning and development
- Ways to help young children
learn, including healthful eating practices, disease control, sanitation
practices, safe space and equipment, safety practices, recognizing
signs of child abuse and neglect, and helping children who have been
abused and neglected
- Guidelines for handling accidents and injuries
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.
Comments on Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care:
Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.
“So far I really enjoy this course and I have learned so much more to go along with all of my experience.” - Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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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.
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 10 business days (depending on the grading & certificate option you choose).
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