Infants in Child Care

20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs / $60.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants.

Create an environment that promotes infants’ physical, language, cognitive, and social–emotional development. This informative and comprehensive course covers basic elements of infant care including feeding and diapering infants, understanding infants' various behavioral states, basic aspects of interacting with infants, the role of play in their development, and games and activities to create an appropriate learning environment.

See the learning outcomes and topics below to learn more about what is covered in this course.

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Infants in Child Care
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

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.

Learning outcomes

After completing Infants in Child Care you will be able to describe the stages of infants’ physical development, including motor skills, sight, hearing, taste, and smell; discuss infant feeding, including the importance of breastfeeding, introduction of solid foods, and food safety; and much more! Click here to view all of this course's learning outcomes.

Topics covered

  • Milestones of infants’ physical development
  • How to support breastfeeding
  • How to handle breast milk and formula
  • Proper bottle-feeding procedures
  • Introduction of solid foods
  • Food safety and nutrition for infants
  • Milestones of infants’ language development
  • How infants communicate
  • Introducing baby signs
  • Milestones of infants’ cognitive development
  • Object permanence
  • Stages of play
  • Milestones of social-emotional development
  • Sense of self, self-image, self-esteem, and social interactions in infants
  • Infants’ behavioral states and ways to comfort distressed infants
  • The importance of caregiver interactions with infants
  • Relationship with parents of infants
  • Separation anxiety
  • How to create a learning environment that supports infants’ development
  • How to create a safe indoor and outdoor learning environment for infants, and be prepared for emergencies
  • Discussion of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), abusive head trauma (AHT), and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

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

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

What our students say about Infants in Child Care

"I am loving the course so far! It is easy to navigate and follow, I am able to implement what I have learned in my current Infant Program. :-) Thank you!" - Steamboat Springs, Colorado

"I am very pleased to say my course arrived even within the week that I ordered it. And that was to Canada too!! Thanks so much. I will definitely be ordering more courses in the future." - Auburn, Ontario, Canada

"Just want to let you know that Care Courses [Child Development and Guidance, Toddlers in Child Care, Principles of Child Development and Learning and Infants in Child Care] is great!!! I get my books mailed to me in a timely manner and the instructions are very thorough and easy to understand!! You guys are the best!" - Middlesex, New Jersey

"I ordered the course Infants in Child Care. I was very happy with the course [Infants in Child Care].  I liked the fact that I was able to spend the weekend completing the course.  I work 40 hours a week and take care of my grandchildren after work for about 2 hours.  My time during the week is limited.  I worked on the course over a 3 day weekend, completed it and mailed it in the next day.  I am currently waiting for the results.  Everything was very well organized and very well explained.  The process was simple to follow and the classes were packed with information.  I have recommended the course to my director.  I hope my Director takes my advice and orders courses through Care Courses." - Muskego, Wisconsin

“This training has help me better understand how to care for an infant. I was already doing this in my facility, but this training enhances my services to infants.” - Edmond, Oklahoma

“This course gave me wider 'eye' for safety and appropriate learning environment and what I should do as a caregiver.” - Bayside, New York

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.

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.

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