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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 Workplace Environment

Lesson 1: Fostering a Positive Workplace Environment  

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to

  • describe ways that administrators’ attitudes and actions influence the attitudes and actions of staff members;
  • identify reasons and strategies for promoting harmonious staff relationships;
  • identify characteristics of effective staff supervision;
  • explain how you will (or already do) apply four of Caplow’s Principles of Supervision in your work as an early childhood facility director. 

Lesson 2: Preventing Problems

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

  • identify signs and causes of staff burnout and how to help prevent it;
  • describe positive communication strategies;
  • describe how organizational consulting can help you deal with problems within your organization;
  • describe aspects of and strategies for presenting change to staff members;
  • describe how to enhance and support substitutes’ experiences in your child care facility;
  • explain what substitutes should expect when they come to work for the first time. 

Lesson 3: Compensation Issues

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to

  • list key elements of a fair, equitable compensation system;
  • describe what internal and external equity refer to;
  • list elements of a differentiated staffing pattern;
  • list characteristics of job descriptions in a comprehensive compensation system;
  • identify characteristics of compensation review committees;
  • identify how to use a point factor approach.

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