This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Written for all types of childcare facilities and homes, this course will help you recognize the many skills that block play promotes, and how to facilitate meaningful block play. This course covers the stages of block play, how block play encourages physical, social, and emotional development, how to set up an effective block play center, and ways to extend block play in meaningful ways.
See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
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 the caregiver’s role in facilitating meaningful block play.
Topics Covered in Block Play:
- 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
Prerequisites: 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.
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.
Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion. Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.
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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