Written for all childcare providers who interact with parents.
Maintaining harmony with parents will benefit you, the child, and the parents. Learn ways to build a trusting relationship with families, empower parents to collaborate in their children’s learning and create a sense of community.
Learn communication strategies to interact effectively with parents who have different cultural backgrounds or communication styles. Understand how to anticipate and handle difficult situations common in child care and how to conduct home visits, teacher–parent conferences and group meetings. This course includes a variety of sample forms to assist you in your interactions with parents.
See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.
This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component and testing) and our fully online format. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.
This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.
The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential. Click here for more approved NAC training.
After completing Parents and Child Care you will be able to explain the importance of parental involvement in child care and its benefits for children; discuss the meaning of the teacher-parent relationship as a partnership; indicate the teacher’s role in establishing a partner relationship and empowering parents; and much more! Click to read all learning outcomes for this course.
Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.
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"I enjoyed taking the course Parents and Child Care; I was able to get many new ideas that I would like to try out at the center." - Crownsville, Maryland
"I had a wonderful experience taking this course with you guys. I reached out to you guys via email and phone and received immediate assistance. I look forward to taking more courses with Care Courses!" - Randallstown, Maryland
This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 30 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.
Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion. Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.
To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.
Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.