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Infants in Child Care

20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs

Infants in Child Care

Infants in Child Care Course Description: 

This course applies to infants. 

Create an environment that promotes infants’ motor, cognitive, emotional and social development. Course covers basic elements of infant care including the facility, curriculum, and staff; infants' various behavioral states; basic aspects of caregivers' interactions with infants; the role of play in infants' development; and ways to meet infants' needs at each state of their development. Collection of appropriate games and activities for infants included. See course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Infants in Child Care you will be able to identify elements of an appropriate curriculum for infant care facilities; describe how to support a clean air environment for infant care facilities; and describe characteristics of safe, high quality infant care facilities. Read more.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
IFC-13N9 CourseBook English202.0 $57.00
IFC-23N9 Online Course English202.0 $57.00

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 Infants in Child Care:  
  • The appropriate curriculum for infant day care facilities 
  • Characteristics of high-quality infant day care facilities (space, furnishing, equipment, staff qualifications, staff-child interactions) 
  • How to organize an infant day care facility for safety, convenience, and efficiency 
  • Feeding infants
  • Understanding and meeting infants' nutritional needs 
  • Safety for infants, including a discussion of SIDS 
  • Relationship between infant day care facility and parents, including discussion of parents' separation anxiety 
  • Motor and cognitive development during the first year of life 
  • Social and emotional development during the first year of life 
  • Language development during the first year of life 
  • Adults' role in facilitating infants' development through play and routine care 
  • Ways to match activities to infants' developmental needs 
  • Specific activities for interactive play to promote sensory, motor, language, cognitive, social and emotional development during the different stages of infancy.

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.

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

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Comments on Infants in Child Care:

I ordered the course Infants in Child Care.  I was very happy with the course.  I liked the fact that I was able to spend the weekend completing the course.  I work 40 hours a week and take care of my grandchildren after work for about 2 hours.  My time during the week is limited.  I worked on the course over a 3 day weekend, completed it and mailed it in the next day.  I am currently waiting for the results.  Everything was very well organized and very well explained.  The process was simple to follow and the classes were packed with information.  I have recommended the course to my director.  I hope my Director takes my advice and orders courses through Care Courses. - Muskego, 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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