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Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem

20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs

Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem

Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem Course Description:  

This course applies to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. 

Learn ways to help children develop a strong positive sense of their own worth and importance as individuals and feel confident of their ability to successfully meet life’s challenges—to persevere, take responsibility, achieve, be accountable for themselves, act responsibly toward others, and make a difference to their environment. Includes section on the relationship of temperament traits to feelings of acceptance, and strategies appropriate for working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and children with special needs. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem you will be able to describe how a child’s sense of self develops; explain the dimensions of self-esteem and how to recognize high or low self-esteem in children; explain the importance of caregivers’ attitudes toward and interactions with children in nurturing self-esteem; explain the importance of considering children’s temperaments in the process of nurturing self-esteem. Read more.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
NCS-13T9 CourseBook English202.0 $60.00
NCS-23R9 Online Course English202.0 $60.00

Topics Covered in Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem:

  • How young children formulate their sense of self
  • What is meant by self-image
  • What is meant by self-esteem
  • How self-image relates to self-esteem
  • The four dimensions of self-esteem
  • Typical characteristics of people with high self-esteem
  • Typical characteristics of people with low self-esteem
  • Ways to nurture children's feelings of acceptance
  • Ways to nurture children's feelings of power and control 
  • Ways to nurture children's feelings of moral worth
  • Ways to nurture children's feelings of competence 

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 Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem:

What can I say, I loved everything about this course.  Every person who has a child or works with children should take this course.  As a home daycare provider and a mother of 4 1/2-year-old and a 3-year-old, the information I learned is invaluable. The way the course was set up with learning objectives, self checks and lesson quizzes for each lesson, was extremely helpful.  I truly enjoyed taking this course and look forward to taking my next course.  Thank you. - Verona, New Jersey

I received my order on the 3rd and am very pleased with prompt delivery and the course content (all three courses). I have been an Early Head Start (prenatal to three) home visitor for 8 and 1/2 years and my first experience with Care Courses was three years ago when I needed CEUs to renew my CDA and the self-paced courses worked well for me. Each program year we are required to complete 40 hours of training and although several of the hours will be completed through agency trainings I wanted some training in areas that are directly related to areas of concern with my current caseload. The three courses that I am now taking do that. Thank you. - Norway, Maine

Received the course just fine.  As usual, I am enjoying this course.  Almost done!  It is full of useful information and some new activities to do with "my" preschoolers.  On a personal note, I am a grandparent to a just over 2 year old and a 3 month old, so your course is a good refresher on a much younger note also. - Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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.

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