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Toddlers in Child Care

20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs

Toddlers in Child Care

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 describe how to care for toddlers' physical needs. Read more.

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

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: AlabamaDelawareMarylandMinnesotaNew YorkOregonSouth Carolina, and Vermont.

Attention Nevada Students: This course fulfills your Child Development/Guidance and Discipline training requirement.

Topics Covered in Toddlers in Child Care:

  • 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 and write English.

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

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Student Comments on Toddlers in Child Care:

It was a pleasure to take the course through your program! The book arrived really fast and they helped me right away with my account. The program was thorough and informative and I enjoyed taking the course. The online quiz option was fantastic! Thanks so much! – Wilmington, Delaware

Thank you for offering this program. As a busy mom of three my weekends are full of family things. This I could do at night after the boys went to bed. – Saucier, Mississippi

I thoroughly enjoyed my first course, "Toddlers in Child Care." I have worked mostly with toddlers in childcare centers, but I learned so much in your course. I signed up for my second course, "Managing Health and Safety in Child Care" and just completed it last night! I am currently working at a Child Welfare organization and your section on abused and neglected children was right on track. I especially loved the section on supporting the parents when the children do remain in the home. This is usually the best option for children and these parents need as much support as possible. Thank you so much for making this type of format available. Care Courses has worked wonderfully with my full-time work schedule. - Dodge City, Kansas

I would like to say thank you for making state hours so fun and interesting to learn. I went at my own pace. I didn't have anyone over me telling me to hurry up. I learned a lot in this book and this won't be the last time that you will hear from me. - Texas City, Texas

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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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