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Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers 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 IACET CEUs.

Our informative child care training programs can be completed anywhere and at any time. Study at home, at the park, or wherever is most convenient for you. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors offer unlimited free student support by phone or email, and are always happy to help!

Early childhood child care training can be fun, interesting, and relevant to your daily work and experience! We've been offering professional development classes for over 30 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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Learning Outcomes for The Early Childhood Professional

Lesson 1: Standards for a High-Quality Child Care Environment

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to

  • describe the purpose of child care and early education;
  • recognize the characteristics of various types of child care;
  • identify how to assess the quality of your early childhood program;
  • identify “developmentally appropriate practice” in child care;
  • list various program requirements and rules applicable to your child care setting.

Lesson 2: Child Care Professionals: Characteristics, Roles, and Responsibilities

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

  • explain the meaning of professionalism in child care;
  • describe the characteristics of high-quality child care providers;
  • describe roles and responsibilities of various jobs in child care;
  • identify ethical standards and professional rights for child care providers.

Lesson 3: Respecting Diversity

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to

  • identify anti-bias guidelines for your early childhood setting;
  • distinguish appropriate anti-bias strategies from inappropriate anti-bias strategies in an early childhood setting;
  • choose strategies that show respect for family differences.

Lesson 4: Communication with Families and Staff

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to

  • list information teachers and parents should provide to each other;
  • identify how to prepare for and conduct teacher– parent conferences;
  • identify ways to ensure positive, productive relationships with parents and staff.

Lesson 5: Stress Management Strategies

After completing Lesson 5, you will be able to

  • identify sources, signs, effects of stress and ways to cope;
  • identify sources, signs and effects of stress in children and ways to help them cope;
  • identify sources and signs of stress in families and ways to help them cope.

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