Toilet Learning

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs / $18.00

Toilet Learning Child Care Training Course

Course Description

This course applies to toddlers.

Learn how to manage the toilet training process in a positive way that will ensure children's cooperation and success. This course includes ways to coordinate with parents and information about toilet learning and special needs, including autism.

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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Toilet Learning
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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.

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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.

  • Nevada: This course is accepted towards two of the three hours of required child development and guidance training.
  • Oklahoma: This course is approved for the Infant/Toddler Certificate of Achievement.

Learning outcomes

After completing Toilet Learning you will be able to distinguish between the signs that a child may be ready to start toilet learning and the signs that a child is ready to start toilet learning, describe effective toilet-learning techniques, and explain how to coordinate the toilet-learning process with parents.

Topics covered

  • Why we use the term “toilet learning” rather than “toilet training”
  • The caregiver's role in young children's toilet learning
  • When to start toilet learning
  • How to prepare children for toilet learning
  • Effective toilet-learning techniques
  • Effective hand and toileting hygiene
  • Behaviors to avoid
  • Tips for working together with parents
  • Information to help you support toilet learning for children with autism
  • Helpful ways to handle accidents

Want to learn more about when children are ready for toilet learning? Read our blog: When is a child ready to learn to use the potty?


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

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

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

What our students say about Toilet Learning

"I want to commend you on the excellent content of your classes. Really, these are the best online trainings I have encountered to date. Toilet Learning hit the nail on the head. THANK YOU for the ideas that inspired positive changes for the students in my care." - Waterloo, Iowa

“Loved learning about each persons point of view regarding toileting and knowing what to do or how to handle the child and parents expectations. It gave me great info I can share with parents to make their child's learning more successful."- Gresham, Oregon

"I ordered a lot of your courses [Toilet Learning, Block Play, Music and Movement, Supporting Breastfeeding, Understanding and Managing Allergies] for my childcare teachers and we all enjoyed the courses we took. I loved the new set up of the website, so much easier to navigate and the course content was very informative and helpful. We have been using your courses for many years and will continue to do so in the future. Keep adding new content!! Thank you again!"- Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania

"All went well with my training course; Toilet Learning.  It was very informative and I love the concept of toilet learning as opposed to "toilet training".  I shared some of the information with a parent concerning saving the cost of pull ups over regular  disposable diapers. Her son really does not have the desire to use the potty nor does he have the ability to control his bladder or bowel movements. He is big for his age and she still prefers his wearing pull ups. So I am ok with her choice, but I have changed my focus on his toilet learning while in my care. Thanks for a great course." - Owings Mill, Maryland

"I love all the Care Courses I have taken. I am in the process of taking three of your courses and find them extremely helpful. Also I have shared some of the suggestions regarding potty training with one of my families. Their little one although 3 years old has had no interest in potty training and they were a bit worried when they were seeing no results at all. I wanted to be a support to them but felt he was not ready for toilet training yet and did not want the little one to get frustrated.  After reading some of the information I suggested,  they realized that he is just not ready for toilet training at this time. They have decided to be patient and wait a couple of months before trying again. WHEW!! Thank you for some great info." - Westminster, Colorado 

"I have been so pleased with the course I purchased [Toilet Learning]. I live in a small town that is 60 miles from any training for my daycare. Also, most of the classes start before my day with children ends. Your courses have been a perfect solution. I don't have to worry about the date, the time or the subject matter. I plan to use Care Courses for all of my continuing education. Glad you are there." - Wyanet, Illinois

"I have really enjoy taking the courses [Biting Hurts!, Toilet Learning] so far!! I am currently renewing my license after a long leave from ECE. I wish I had this years ago!!! I love the information and it has proven to be so helpful to me and the other staff!!! I feel like I want to take each one as they all apply to everyday life in our daycare day. Thank you !!!" - Fernie, British Columbia

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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