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Idaho Core Knowledge Components

Click on a Core Knowledge Component below to view Care Courses covering specific knowledge areas.

Core Knowledge Components listed: Child Growth and Development, Environment, Curriculum, and Practice, Character Building and Development, Relationships with Families, Observing, Recording, and Assessing Child Outcomes, Program Operation and Administration*, Professionalism/Leadership*, Health, Safety, and Nutrition, Special Needs

Click here to see a printable chart that lists hours per core knowledge component for each course.

Child Development and Guidance

  • 10 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 10 hrs in Character Building and Development

Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months

  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 7 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care

  • 2 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 2 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 2 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Keeping Infants Safe

  • 1 hr in Child Growth and Development
  • 2 hr in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Infants in Child Care

  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers

  • 4 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development

Preschoolers in Child Care

  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Principles of Child Development and Learning

  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Safe Baby, Safe Child

  • 2 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Toddlers in Child Care

  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

After-School Programs

  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development

Creating Schedules and Routines

  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months

  • 7 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development

Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care

  • 2 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 2 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 2 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Infants in Child Care

  • 6 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

A Joyful Life of Caregiving

  • 1 hr in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Learning Centers

  • 10 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Making Learning Fun

  • 20 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Many Ways to Learn

  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development

Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem

  • 5 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 15 hrs in Character Building and Development

Preschoolers in Child Care

  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Principles of Child Development and Learning

  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development

Toddlers in Child Care

  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Toilet Learning

  • 2 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

After-School Programs

  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Biting Hurts!

  • 2 hrs in Character Building and Development

Child Development and Guidance

  • 10 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 10 hrs in Child Growth and Development

Great Beginnings

  • 2 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 2 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 2 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice, 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Infants in Child Care

  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Many Ways to Learn

  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 4 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem

  • 15 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 5 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice

Preschoolers in Child Care

  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Social-Emotional Development

  • 3 hrs in Character Building and Development

Toddlers in Child Care

  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

The Early Childhood Professional

  • 8 hrs in Relationships with Families
  • 8 hrs in Professionalism/Leadership*

Parents and Child Care

  • 20 hrs in Relationships with Families

Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

  • 1 hr in Relationships with Families

Understanding Each Other

  • 4 hrs in Relationships with Families
  • 5 hrs in Professionalism/Leadership*

Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development

  • 10 hrs in Observing, Recording, and Assessing Child Outcomes

Child Care Administration

  • $57.00 20 hrs in Program Operation and Administration*

The Early Childhood Professional

  • 8 hrs in Professionalism/Leadership*
  • 8 hrs in Relationships with Families

Understanding Each Other

  • 5 hrs in Professionalism/Leadership*
  • 4 hrs in Relationships with Families

Abuse and Neglect

  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care

  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Fun and Fitness

  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Great Beginnings

  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 2 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 2 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 2 hrs in Character Building and Development

Keeping Infants Safe

  • 2 hr in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 1 hr in Child Growth and Development

Infants in Child Care

  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development

Managing Health and Safety

  • 12 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Preschoolers in Child Care

  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development

Safe Baby, Safe Child

  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 2 hrs in Child Growth and Development

Sanitation for Disease Prevention

  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Sun Safety

  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

  • 1 hr in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Toddlers in Child Care

  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
  • 4 hrs in Character Building and Development

Transportation Safety

  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care

  • 1 hr in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

*Non Licensing Hours