The Early Childhood Environment: Learning Centers

10 Clock Hours / 1.0 CEU / $50.00

Learning Centers Child Care Training Course

Course Description: 

This course applies to toddlers and preschoolers. 

Bound to get your creative energy flowing, this course will help you create an exciting child’s world that will make a pleasant and productive atmosphere for both you and the children in your care. Course discusses children's characteristics; how children learn and develop, what children need to learn; how to create functional learning centers; and how to relate lesson plans to learning centers. Numerous suggestions for hands-on learning experiences included: play dough recipes, art centers, cooking centers, family centers, water play, and an in-depth section devoted to blocks. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered. 

Learning Outcomes:

After completing The Early Childhood Environment: Learning Centers you will be able to discuss why functional learning centers are important in early childhood programs; identify strategies for setting up art, literacy, block play, and cooking learning centers and using them to engage children in activities that promote development and learning; and identify strategies for setting up pretend play, music, and outdoor play learning centers to engage children in activities that promote development and learning.  


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The Early Childhood Environment: Learning Centers
Online Course
Course ID:
ECH-23RL9
Clock hours:
10
IACET CEUs:
1.0
Tuition:
$50.00
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The Early Childhood Environment: Learning Centers
CourseBook
Course ID:
ECH-13R9
Clock hours:
10
IACET CEUs:
1.0
Tuition:
$50.00
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Please Note: This course is still being submitted for approval toward childcare training requirements in Minnesota and North Carolina.

Topics Covered in The Early Childhood Environment: Learning Centers:

  • The conditions that must be present for learning to take place
  • The function and benefits of learning centers in early childhood facilities
  • What a functional learning center does
  • How to help children understand the use of learning centers
  • How to interpret a program built around learning centers to parents
  • Ways to match learning centers to young children's developmental needs
  • Ways to set up functional learning centers
  • How to create goal-directed lesson plans
  • Ways to develop lesson plans around themes
  • Ways to build lesson plans around books
  • What primary learning centers every early childhood facility should have
  • What primary learning centers should contain
  • How to include some secondary learning centers even in a small facility
  • How to manage the use of learning centers
  • The importance of hands-on learning for young children
  • Ways to use water play, science activities, unit blocks, and large blocks in early childhood facilities

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 quizzes 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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