Block Play

3 Clock Hours / 0.3 CEUs / $25.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Block play promotes numerous skills that are important to children’s development. In this popular course you will learn how to facilitate meaningful block play at the various stages of block play, how block play encourages physical and social–emotional development, how to set up an effective block play center, and exciting ways to extend block play.

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

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Block Play
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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. 

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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.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to describe how block and building play promotes children’s growth in all domains of development; name different types of block and building materials appropriate for a block center; describe the traits of a good block center; and describe your role in facilitating meaningful block play.

Topics covered

  • How block play promotes physical, social, and emotional development
  • Various types of blocks and the skills that they promote
  • The caregiver’s role in facilitating block play
  • How to set up a meaningful block center
  • Ways to adapt the block center to accommodate children with special needs
  • How block play promotes STEM skills


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

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

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

What our students say about Block Play

"The Care Courses I took [Music and Movement, Block Play, and Great Days with Kids] were thorough and informative. I enjoyed the videos and liked seeing a certain topic play out in the classroom.- Chevy Chase, Maryland

“Everything went great! I ordered a lot of your courses [Toilet Learning, Block Play, Music and Movement, Supporting Breastfeeding and 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

"I always enjoy my courses [Block Play, Sanitation for Disease Prevention, Great Days with Kids, and Making Learning Fun] and am grateful to be able to have the book version available again. Taking the tests and watching the videos on line make life so much easier for my schedule. It is a blessing. I will be setting most of the remaining courses aside now till fall/winter as life gets busy in the summer but I look forward to completing them and I have learned a great deal from all the courses I have taken. Much is a refresher, some is updated from what I once learned, and some of it inspires me. Thank you," - Iron River, Michigan

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. 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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