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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 Toddlers in Child Care

Lesson 1: Physical Development  

After completing Lesson 1, 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; 
  • describe how to care for toddlers' physical needs;
  • describe appropriate diapering procedures in a child care facility;
  • determine when is the proper time to start toilet learning for a particular child.

Lesson 2: Cognitive Development and Language Development  

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

  • recognize methods for fostering toddlers’ cognitive and sensorimotor development;
  • explain the importance of play in toddlers’ learning;
  • identify elements of language development and strategies to support toddlers’ language development.

Lesson 3: Emotional and Social Development

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to

  • recognize your role in supporting children’s social and emotional development;
  • describe ways in which toddlers develop emotionally and socially;
  • identify effective and ineffective techniques for helping toddlers deal with anger, fear and self-control;
  • describe positive guidance techniques when caring for young children;
  • identify the most common type of play during the early toddler period.

Lesson 4: Promoting Social Development

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to

  • identify elements of a high-quality environment for toddlers;
  • describe methods for maintaining a positive relationship with parents;
  • identify characteristics of and strategies for dealing with separation anxiety;
  • identify activities that support toddlers’ physical and mental development;
  • recognize ways to create a healthy, pleasant and enjoyable environment for toddlers;
  • describe procedures that keep toddlers safe;
  • describe how to identify and report instances of child abuse and neglect.

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