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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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10 Clock Hours / 1.0 CEUs
Let's Play Outdoors Course Description:
This course applies to children of all ages.
Learn ways to create an exciting outdoor classroom that will support children's social, emotional, intellectual, language, and physical development. Suggests numerous wonderful educational activities for outdoor fun, including music and movement, gardening, playgrounds and innovative ideas such as sunflower play-scapes and butterfly gardens. Includes a list of all-time favorite outdoor ideas as well as a helpful playground evaluation tool. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
Learning Outcomes: After completing Let's Play Outdoors you will be able to explain the importance of experiences in nature for children's development; identify strategies that promote
children’s social and emotional
well-being and foster language,
literacy and science understanding
through connections with nature; and identify ways to incorporate music
and movement into outdoor play. Read more.
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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 New York Students: This course is not approved in New York. Click here for a list of approved courses in New York.
||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 Let's Play Outdoors:
- The connection between the design of children's outdoor play spaces and their use of these spaces
- Using natural materials in children's outdoor play space
- Ways that connections
with nature promote children's social and emotional well-being and
foster language, literacy, and science understanding
- Using outdoor spaces
for music and movement activities
- Designing exciting outdoor play spaces
- Evaluating outdoor play spaces
- Meeting the outdoor play needs of
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.
Comments on Let's Play Outdoors:
Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.
"I actually just finished the "Let's Play Outdoors" Care Course and sent it out on Monday. I loved it! I'm very excited to use the information from the articles to create a more dynamic outdoor environment for my school. Thank you for offering such an affordable manner in which to continue developing professional. With work and family obligations, it is not always easy to juggle it all. I will certainly be taking another Care course in the near future." - Pennington, New Jersey
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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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