First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation

3 Clock Hours / 0.3 CEUs / $25.00


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Course Description

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


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First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation
CourseBook
Course ID:
FSI-13R9
Clock hours:
3
IACET CEUs:
0.3
Tuition:
$25.00
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First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation
Online Course
Course ID:
FSI-23RL9
Clock hours:
3
IACET CEUs:
0.3
Tuition:
$25.00
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

Acceptance information

This course is accepted for annual state training requirements in most states, and for the CDA and for CDA renewal training requirements.

In Maryland, this course meets the requirements for pre-service orientation for teacher aides.

Learning outcomes

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.

Topics covered

  • Appropriate techniques for supervising and interacting with young children
  • Professional standards for early childhood professionals
  • Appropriate ways for interacting with parents

Prerequisites

Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

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

What our students say about First Steps in Child Care:

"Thank you so much. Everything has arrived and we love the courseI 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


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 30 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. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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