Playing Outdoors

1 Clock Hour / 0.1 CEU / $0.00

A Joyful Life of Caregiving Child Care Training Course

Course Description: 

This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

In this course you will learn about the many benefits of outdoor play. This course covers the importance of outdoor activities and environments that keep children’s interest and promote exploration.

This course is also an excellent introduction to Care Courses, and will help you understand our online system and course process. Most Care Courses are offered in both book (with online component) and fully online format. Playing Outdoors is only offered in our fully online format. Once your order is complete, you should receive an enrollment code email within 2-10 minutes via email. Use this enrollment code to activate your course within the "My Courses" area of your online Care Courses account.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing Playing Outdoors, you will be able to explain the benefits of outdoor play and recognize outdoor environments and activities that encourage exploration.

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Playing Outdoors
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Topics Covered in Playing Outdoors:

  • Benefits of play
  • Benefits of outdoor play
  • Outdoor play year-round
  • Outdoor activities
  • Outdoor play with infants
  • Outdoor environments
  • Outdoor water and sand play
  • Outdoor gardening

Prerequisites: 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. 

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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