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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 Parents and Child Care

Lesson 1: In the Beginning

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • identify strategies for making parents’ first impression of your early childhood facility a good impression.
  • describe the benefits of various types of first visit arrangements.
  • identify ways to effectively communicate your facility’s philosophy and policies to prospective parents.
  • identify appropriate ways to communicate and work with parents.
  • identify methods for helping parents and children deal with separation anxiety

Lesson 2: The Ongoing Teacher-Parent Relationship

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • identify the components of an appropriate and harmonious relationship between you and the parents of children in your care.
  • describe why the relationship between you and the parents is so important and why it is important for parents to be partners in their child's learning and development.
  • identify ways to involve parents in learning activities with their child.
  • identify the importance of assertive behavior in your interactions with parents and distinguish between assertive, aggressive, and nonassertive behavior.

Lesson 3: Communicating with Parents

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • identify the components of a strong parent–teacher communication strategy.
  • describe recommended policies to establish with families.
  • identify key components of a written policy statement.
  • explain the importance of good communication with families.
  • identify strategies for productive teacher–parent conferences and parent meetings.
  • describe the value of home visits and describe ways to plan and conduct productive home visits.

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