Biting Hurts!

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs / $18.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants and toddlers.

Biting incidents can be stressful and upsetting for both children and adults. One of our most popular courses, Biting Hurts! will help you understand the reasons behind infants’ and toddlers’ biting, strategies to help prevent biting, and appropriate ways to intervene in biting incidents. This course includes strategies for talking to families about biting and using baby sign language to help children communicate.

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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Biting Hurts!
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio narration in most course sections. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

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Acceptance information

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. 

  • Nevada: This course can be used toward the 3-hour child development/guidance and discipline training requirement. Click for more courses that fulfill Nevada's requirement.

Learning outcomes

After completing Biting Hurts! you will be able to list reasons why infants and toddlers bite; explain strategies for preventing and responding to biting incidents; and describe techniques for effectively communicating with children’s families about biting.

Topics covered

  • Reasons why infants and toddlers bite 
  • Strategies for preventing biting 
  • Appropriate responses to biting 
  • What to tell children’s families about biting

Want to learn more about handling biting in a child care setting? Read our blog: 10 Ways to Deal with Biting in Child Care.


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

What our students say about Biting Hurts!

"By far this is the best online school that I had tried [Biting Hurts!]. It’s easy to manage, easy to understand. And easy to get to." - Edgewood, Maryland

"I have finished the course [Biting Hurts!] and it wasexcellent. I refreshed ideas to keep doing great things with my little ones. I love what I do!!" - Plymouth, Massachusetts

"The service I receive from you guys is always nothing short of outstanding.  It truly is, and very appreciated!!!!" - Great Mills, Maryland

"I love taking the Care Courses [Social-Emotional Development in Young Children and Biting Hurts!]. They are educational, interesting and very user friendly. I look forward to taking more of them!" - Las Vegas, Nevada

"Yes, I have received my courses and finished Biting Hurts! and will be submitting the quiz this week. I really like the Care Courses, they allow me to fit them into my busy schedule without having to run to class or worry about being late and missing the class altogether. Thanks, Care Courses!" - Upper Marlboro, Maryland

"I couldn't have had a better experience with Care Courses [Biting Hurts!],Social-Emotional Development in Young Children, and Toilet Learning]. I had a problem initially getting into my account to do my classes and a wonderful lady helped me RIGHT AWAY, I couldn't believe it. I was off work after having surgery and in bed recuperating and really thought it would be days until I heard back….THANK YOU for that. I received my certificates very fast you guys are "Johnny on the spot." I have given your information to many other childcare providers in order for them to get their hours to continue with their license, and I will continue to do so. Thank you for all that you offer and the wonderful staff you have working for you." - Highlands Ranch, Colorado

"I have really enjoy taking the courses [Biting Hurts!, Toilet Learning] so far!! I am currently renewing my license after a long leave from ECE. I wish I had this years ago!!! I love the information and it has proven to be so helpful to me and the other staff!!! I feel like I want to take each one as they all apply to everyday life in our daycare day. Thank you !!!" - Fernie, British Columbia

“This training gave a lot of great ideas on how I can better guide the kids in my care from creating the ideal environment to creating strategies for preventing and responding to biting incidents.” - Wichita, Kansas

Completion deadline

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 50 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.

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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. If you fail to get a 70% on your second attempt, we will ask you to contact us at We will review your course and be in touch.

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