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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!

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Learning Outcomes for Preschoolers in Child Care

Lesson 1: Physical Development

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • describe typical physical growth patterns of young children;
  • explain the four phases of motor development;
  • describe skills, functions and traits of the brain;
  • describe aspects of typical perceptual and motor skill development for young children;
  • identify methods for facilitating young children’s optimum motor development.

Lesson 2: Cognitive Development

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • identify various concepts children need to learn and how to support their learning;
  • describe typical language development levels of young children;
  • identify methods for facilitating children’s language development;
  • describe how to support children’s development through play activities.

Lesson 3: Emotional Development

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • describe the characteristics of typical ?3-, ?4-, and 5-year-olds’ emotional development;
  • explain how temperament, distractibility , approach, adaptability, intensity levels influence children’s behavior;
  • describe terms related to emotional development and strategies for meeting children’s emotional needs.

Lesson 4: Social Development

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to:

  • list forms of play that are important for preschoolers;
  • identify typical social development levels of children at ages ?3, ?4, and 5;
  • identify characteristics of children who act as bullies and those who are bullied;
  • identify strategies for helping children learn pro-social skills.

Lesson 5: Health and Safety for Preschoolers

After completing Lesson 5, you will be able to:

  • describe how diet and the environment impacts children’s health;
  • identify strategies for teaching children how to stay safe;
  • identify guidelines for safe play space and play equipment;
  • describe various safety practices, policies, and procedures.

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