Preschoolers in Child Care

20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs / $60.00

Preschoolers in Child Care

Course Description:

This course applies to preschoolers. 

This course covers the physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social development of 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. You will learn typical characteristics and needs of children at each age level, the role of play in children's learning, and ways to facilitate children's optimum development in all domains and keep children safe and healthy. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing Preschoolers in Child Care you will be able to describe typical physical growth patterns of young children; explain the four phases of motor development; describe skills, functions and traits of the brain; and describe aspects of typical perceptual and motor skill development for young children. Read more.

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Attention Nevada Students: This course fulfills your Child Development/Guidance and Discipline training requirement.

Topics Covered in Preschoolers in Child Care: 

  • Typical physical growth patterns of young children 
  • The four phases of motor development 
  • Typical motor skill levels for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds 
  • The importance of optimum motor development during the preschool years 
  • Ways to facilitate young children's optimum motor development 
  • What cognitive development means 
  • Typical cognitive abilities of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds 
  • Ways to help young children learn various concepts 
  • Typical language development levels of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds 
  • Ways to facilitate children's language development 
  • The role of play in children's learning 
  • Creative ways to enrich children's play experiences to facilitate cognitive development 
  • Typical emotional development characteristics of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds 
  • How temperament influences children's behavior 
  • Ways to meet children's emotional needs 
  • Ways to help fearful children 
  • Sources of children's frustration 
  • Ways to minimize frustration in children's environment 
  • Strategies to help children deal with frustration 
  • How choices help children learn responsibility 
  • Typical social development levels of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds 
  • Pro-social behaviors that preschoolers need to learn 
  • Strategies for helping children understand other people's feelings 
  • Strategies for helping children learn pro-social skills 
  • Strategies for helping children be successful in social interactions 
  • Ways to protect young children's health and meet their nutritional needs 
  • Ways to help ensure young children's safety

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 Preschoolers in Child Care:

"Thank you! The courses came in much sooner then I expected. Which was a blessing and the staff talked about how much they learned from each lesson they studied." - Klamath Falls, Oregon

"Thank you very much for your kind assistance and support during my time of studies with shipments, promptly responding to my calls, questions and mailing my certificates and transcripts. Your support was greatly appreciated and encouraging. I do look forward in continuing to further my studies in the teaching field of education for children." - Lakeland, Florida

Thank you so much for the chance to get my CDA Infants and Toddlers and now I am working on Preschoolers. I have really enjoyed the courses and have learned a lot. Thanks again for making it so obtainable. - Crystal Lake, Illinois

I loved downloading the course as it gave me time to read in my spare time. I could pick a time when it was quiet, and I have the course on hand when I want to go back and reread it if I want. Thank you for offering these [The Early Childhood Professional and Preschoolers in Child Care] online. - Baxter Springs, Kansas

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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