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20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs
Toddlers in Child Care Course Description:
This course applies to toddlers.
Learn how toddlers grow and develop and how to create an environment that will promote their physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social development. Sections on Baby Signs, tantrums, positive guidance, health and safety, toilet learning, and suggestions for age-appropriate toys and play equipment included. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
Learning Outcomes: After completing Toddlers in Child Care you will be able to describe how toddlers grow and develop physically; identify what adults can and should do to support toddlers’ physical growth and development; and identify how toddlers typically explore their environment
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Topics Covered in Toddlers in Child Care:
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How toddlers grow and develop physically
What adults can and should do to support toddlers' physical growth and development
- Caring for toddlers' physical needs, including hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, naps, and clothing
Stop Disease diapering procedures
When to start toilet learning
Effective toilet learning techniques
Cognitive and language development
The relationship between cognitive development and sensory development
Ways to foster toddlers' cognitive development
Ways in which toddlers communicate
Strategies for supporting toddlers' language development
- Ways in which toddlers develop emotionally and socially
Why it is important for toddlers to develop independence
- Ways to meet toddlers' emotional needs
- Positive guidance techniques
- Ways to help toddlers deal with fear and anger
- Ways to help toddlers develop social skills
- Elements of high quality environment for toddlers
- Different styles of social interaction among toddlers
- Qualities of an ideal caregiver for toddlers
- How staff turnover affects toddlers
- Ways to maintain a positive relationship with parents
- Strategies for introducing new toddlers to toddler care facility
- Ways to make a toddler care facility pleasant and enjoyable
- How to plan activities to support toddlers' development
- How to create a healthy environment for toddlers
- Toddlers' nutritional needs and how to meet these needs
- Ways to keep toddlers safe
- How to recognize and report child abuse and neglect
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.
Student Comments on Toddlers in Child Care:
Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.
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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.
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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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