Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem

20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs / $60.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

In this comprehensive and informative course you will learn ways to help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop a strong positive sense of their own worth and importance as individuals. Help all children, including those with special needs, feel confident in their ability to meet life’s challenges—to persevere, take responsibility, achieve, be accountable for themselves, and act responsibly toward others. In this course you will learn the relationship of temperament traits to feelings of acceptance.

See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

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Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem
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Course formats

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.

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 Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem you will be able to describe how a child’s sense of self develops; explain the dimensions of self-esteem and how to recognize high or low self-esteem in children; explain the importance of caregivers’ attitudes toward and interactions with children in nurturing self-esteem; and explain the importance of considering children’s temperaments in the process of nurturing self-esteem. Click here to read all of the learning outcomes for this course.

Topics covered

  • How young children formulate their sense of self
  • What is meant by self-image
  • What is meant by self-esteem
  • How self-image relates to self-esteem
  • The four dimensions of self-esteem
  • Typical characteristics of people with high self-esteem
  • Typical characteristics of people with low self-esteem
  • Ways to nurture children's feelings of acceptance
  • Ways to nurture children's feelings of power and control 
  • Ways to nurture children's feelings of moral worth
  • Ways to nurture children's feelings of competence 


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.

What our students say about Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem:

"So far the course is wonderful and informative. A great idea for someone who is currently working full time as a teacher and I love doing it on my very spare free time lol. Can’t wait to get more courses soon!!!" - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

"I really, really love your courses and books. It's fun, interesting and have great values for teachers and anyone who works with children. I have been using your courses for about three years and I love the knowledge and the freedom to study and take the exam at my own pace." - Sherman Oaks, California

I have been in child care for many years and I find some online courses are repetitious.  I enjoy Care Courses very much.  They are up-to-date with child care knowledge and current situations that children are dealing with today.  Thanks for helping me fulfill my continuing education obligations." - Bellows Falls, Vermont

"What can I say, I loved everything about this course.  Every person who has a child or works with children should take this course.  As a home daycare provider and a mother of 4 1/2-year-old and a 3-year-old, the information I learned is invaluable. The way the course was set up with learning objectives, self checks and lesson quizzes for each lesson, was extremely helpful.  I truly enjoyed taking this course and look forward to taking my next course. Thank you." - Verona, New Jersey

"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 three courses that I am now taking do that. Thank you." - Norway, Maine

"Received the course just fine. As usual, I am enjoying this course. Almost done!  It is full of useful information and some new activities to do with "my" preschoolers.  On a personal note, I am a grandparent to a just over 2 year old and a 3 month old, so your course is a good refresher on a much younger note also." - Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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.

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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. If you fail to get a 70% on your second attempt, we will ask you to contact us at We will review your course and be in touch.

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