This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
This course covers children’s physical movement and nutritional needs and fun activities you can use to meet them. Learn about factors that contribute to childhood obesity, the long-term effects it can have on children, and ways to help children avoid or reverse obesity.
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.
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This course is accepted for annual state training requirements in most states, and for the CDA and for CDA renewal training requirements.
In Nevada this course fulfills the annual 2 clock hour obesity/wellness/nutrition/physical activity training requirement.
After completing Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity you will be able to explain the early childhood professionals’ role in promoting children’s health and fitness; describe young children’s need for physical movement; and describe nutritional recommendations for children’s healthy development.
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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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.