Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12–36 Months

10 Clock Hours / 1.0 CEUs / $50.00

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Course Description:

This course applies to toddlers.

In this course you will learn the nature, purpose, and components of an appropriate early childhood curriculum for toddlers.

This course covers your role in toddlers’ learning and development and the role of space, toys and equipment, and routine care in a toddler daycare curriculum. Includes numerous activities to facilitate toddlers’ development of large motor, small motor, and self-help skills as well as cognitive, language, and social–emotional skills.

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this early childhood curriculum training.

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Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12–36 Months
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Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12–36 Months
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. 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.

  • Oklahoma: This course is approved toward the Infant/Toddler Certificate of Achievement.
  • New York: This course is approved for QualitystarsNY training toward Curriculum Planning and Implementation CP16.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to identify components of a developmentally appropriate curriculum for toddlers’ learning and development; describe your role and the role of the learning space arrangement in toddlers’ learning; describe ways to help toddlers reach physical development milestones by strengthening their gross and fine motor skills; describe ways to support cognitive and language skills development in toddlers; describe how curriculum and positive guidance can support the development of social–emotional skills in toddlers; identify ways to support toddlers with transitions; and explain how a toddler curriculum can promote the development of self-care skills.

Topics covered

  • The nature and purpose of a developmentally appropriate toddler curriculum
  • Toddlers’ milestones of physical, cognitive, language, and social–emotional development
  • Your role in toddlers' learning
  • The role of indoor and outdoor learning space in a toddler curriculum
  • Curriculum strategies for supporting the development of toddlers' gross and fine motor, cognitive, language, and social-emotional skills
  • Strategies to prevent and respond to biting
  • How to support toddlers through transitions
  • Developing a toddler curriculum that strengthens toddlers’ self-care skills


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 Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12–36 Months

"So far everything is going to perfection. I am doing the classes during my spare time and the information, examples, and tests are all on target. They keep me interested and allow me to review information for my career. Thank you!!" - Bethesda, Maryland

"I’ve learned so much and I’ve applied everything I’ve learned to my program. The advice and techniques are so simple, yet so effective. I’ve shared what I’ve learned with my parents and they have been so grateful for the help. My day is filled with incidental learning, open ended questions and unending smiles and hugs. I loved this course and I would highly recommend it to others. Thank you." - Sterling, Massachusetts

"I'm thrilled with the courses. I've been a provider for 35 years and everything I read is right on to what I've done all these years. I also love all the new ideas I'm getting as well. Thank you for this wonderful program." - Holliston, Massachusetts

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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