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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 IACET CEUs toward CDA Renewal.

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. Then go online to complete and submit your coursework. 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 20 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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Learning Outcomes for Infants in Child Care

Lesson 1: Basic Elements of Infant Care

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • identify elements of an appropriate curriculum for infant care facilities
  • describe how to support a clean air environment for infant care facilities
  • describe characteristics of safe, high quality infant care facilities
  • name infants’ various behavioral states
  • describe how to have high quality interactions with infants and be responsive to their needs through touch
  • recognize appropriate clothing items and procedures for infants
  • describe developmental aspects and safe practices for feeding infants
  • identify reasons why it is important for you to have a relationship with infants’ parents

Lesson 2: Motor and Cognitive Development During the First Year

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • describe vision and hearing abilities of newborn infants
  • identify physical capabilities of a newborn infant
  • describe infants use of newly acquired and still developing motor skills
  • identify the meaning of cognitive development
  • describe the four stages of sensorimotor development
  • recognize the caregiver’s responsibility during the four stages of sensorimotor development

Lesson 3: Social and Behavioral Issues

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • recognize the caregiver’s role in creating a social emotional environment that supports infant’s well-being
  • describe how infants develop a sense of self
  • identify elements and aspects of language development
  • identify techniques for building infants’ self-esteem
  • recognize signs of distress in infants

Lesson 4: Playing with Infants

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to:

  • recognize the role of adults in infants’ play
  • identify language skills and appropriate strategies to use when communicating with infants
  • describe how and when various toys and activities are developmentally appropriate for infants
  • list strategies you can use to encourage problem solving skills

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