This course applies to children of all ages.
Learn appropriate techniques for supervising and interacting with young children, standards for workplace professionalism in early care and education settings, and appropriate ways for interacting with parents. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
After completing First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation you will be able to describe appropriate techniques for supervising and guiding young children in your care; identify components of professionalism in the workplace, including caregivers’ professional responsibilities to children, families, and coworkers; and describe ways to interact with parents that will create a positive experience for both the parents and their children.
Attention Maryland Students: This course meets the requirements for pre-service orientation for teacher aides in Maryland.
Topics Covered in First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation:
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 quiz and written assignments.
What students say about First Steps in Child Care:
"Thank you so much. Everything has arrived and we love the course [First Steps in Child Care]. I have looked over the courses that you offer and we will be ordering more courses. We loved the fact that we could do it at our own pace and were able to do them during the daycare children's down time (napping) in the afternoon and not have to take time out from our families during the evenings or weekends. Thank you again." - Skowhegan, Maine