This course applies to children of all ages.
Learn the effects of serious stress in children’s lives caused by adverse experiences, including abuse and neglect, household substance use disorders, incarceration, domestic violence, poverty and homelessness, exposure to racism, public health crises, and more. Study children's reactions to serious stress and strategies you can use to reduce stress and strengthen families.
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/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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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.
Specific state information:
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 Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives you will be able to discuss the serious stress caused by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in children’s lives (including abuse and neglect; special needs; family challenges such as mental illness, substance use disorders, incarceration, domestic violence, separation and divorce, relocation, deployment, death of a parent, poverty, and homelessness; and challenges including public heath crises, national disasters, violence, and racism). Click here to read all of the 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 quiz and written assignments.
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"I greatly appreciate Care Courses [Sanitation for Disease Prevention, Infants in Child Care, Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives, and Creating Schedules and Routines]. The subjects you offer are very diverse. I need that. My county does not offer a wide selection of classes. Most of the classes are repeats from the year before. Plus most of the information they teach in the classes I have had in college. So once again it's just a repeat of what I have had in past years. I very seldom learn any thing new. But, with your courses I learn all kinds of new and interesting information. Your courses take a different, more in-depth approach into child care. I like that a lot. Once again thank you for having your courses available to us." - Swansea, South Carolina
"I received my order on the 3rd and am very pleased with prompt delivery and the course content (all three courses). I have been an Early Head Start (prenatal to three) home visitor for 8 and 1/2 years and my first experience with Care Courses was three years ago when I needed CEUs to renew my CDA and the self-paced courses worked well for me. Each program year we are required to complete 40 hours of training and although several of the hours will be completed through agency trainings I wanted some training in areas that are directly related to areas of concern with my current caseload. The two courses [Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives, and Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem] that I am now taking do that. Thank you." - Norway, Maine
"I am enjoying my course [Nurturing Children's Self Esteem]. Very easy to follow. I have taken a couple courses [Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives, Parents and Child Care] before and I'm very pleased with how they worked. Thank you so much." - Post Falls, Idaho
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.
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.
Please note: All course and certificate dates and times are on Eastern Time.