Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care

8 Clock Hours / 0.8 CEUs / $46.00

Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care

Course Description: 

This introductory course provides an overview of information that adults should understand before working with young children.

This course covers developmental stages, age appropriate activities for children, positive guidance techniques, ways to build children’s self-esteem, health and safety practices, ways to support children’s learning and development, supervision, and detection and reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care you will be able to identify techniques to facilitate young children’s physical, cognitive, and language development; describe the stages of young children’s cognitive development; select appropriate learning activities for young children; and describe the ways in which children’s motor skills develop. Read more.

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Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care
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Attention Nevada Students: This course fulfills your Child Development/Guidance and Discipline training requirement.

Topics Covered in Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care:

  • Typical physical growth patterns of young children 
  • Ways to facilitate children's physical development
  • The stages of young children's cognitive development
  • How young children learn
  • The adult's role in children's learning and development
  • Ways to keep young children safe and healthy, including healthful eating practices, disease control, sanitation practices, safe space and equipment, safety practices, recognizing signs of child abuse and neglect, and helping children who have been abused and neglected
  • Guidelines for handling accidents and injuries
  • Fire safety precautions

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Comments on Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care:

So far I really enjoy this course and I have learned so much more to go along with all of my experience. - Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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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