This course applies to infants.
Create an environment that promotes infants’ physical, language, cognitive, and social–emotional development. This course covers basic elements of infant care including feeding and diapering infants; understanding infants' various behavioral states; basic aspects of caregivers' interactions with infants; the role of play in infants' development; games and activities to create an appropriate learning environment for infants.
See course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
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; and discuss infant feeding, including the importance of breastfeeding, introduction of solid foods, and food safety.
Topics Covered in Infants in Child Care:
- 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)
Prerequisites: 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.
Comments on Infants in Child Care:
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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
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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