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Oregon Core Knowledge Categories

Click on a Core Knowledge Category below to view Care Courses covering that specific knowledge area.

Core knowledge categories listed: Diversity, Families and Community Systems, Health, Safety, and Nutrition, Human Growth and Development, Learning Environments and Curriculum, Observation and Assessment, Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development, Program Management, Special Needs, Understanding and Guiding Behavior

Are you looking for hours of training in child development/early childhood education? The Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division states that the following core knowledge categories are accepted for the child development and early childhood education requirement: Diversity (DIV), Family and Community Systems (FCS), Human Growth and Development (HGD), Health Safety and Nutrition (HSN), Learning Environments and Curriculum (LEC), Observation and Assessment (OA), Special Needs (SN), and Understanding and Guiding Behavior (UGB).

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

The Early Childhood Professional
  • 2 hrs in Diversity
  • 13 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
  • 1 hr in Program Management
Inclusive Early Childhood Programs
  • 6 hrs in Diversity
  • 6 hr in Special Needs
The Magic of Play
  • 1 hr in Diversity
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments & Curriculum
  • 1 hr in Observation & Assessment
Conferencing with Parents
  • 5 hrs in Families and Community Systems
Parents and Child Care
  • 10 hrs in Families and Community Systems
  • 10 hrs in Program Management
Partnerships with Parents
  • 5 hrs in Families and Community Systems
  • 5 hrs in Program Management
Stress and Day Care
  • 5 hrs in Families and Community Systems
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments & Curriculum
  • 5 hrs in Personal
  • Professional & Leadership Development
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Families and Community Systems
Abuse and Neglect
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Caring for Children in Your Home
  • 6 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
Fun and Fitness
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Emergency Preparedness in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Great Beginnings
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 2 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Keeping Infants Safe
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Infants in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 6 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Lead Safety in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
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 Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Preventing Child Abuse
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Safe Baby, Safe Child
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Safe Spaces in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Sanitation for Disease Prevention
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Sun Safety
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Transportation Safety
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care
  • 1 hr in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Child Development and Guidance
  • 10 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Great Beginnings
  • 2 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Imagination at Play
  • 2 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Infants in Child Care
  • 6 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem
  • 10 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 8 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Principles of Child Development and Learning
  • 10 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Social-Emotional Development
  • 3 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 8 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Toilet Learning
  • 2 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Understanding Children
  • 10 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
After-School Programs
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 2 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
The Art of Child Care
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
  • 10 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Caring for Children in Your Home
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 6 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
Child Development and Guidance
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 10 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Creating Schedules and Routines
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Day by Day with Toddlers
  • 12 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 3 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Friendly Environments, Safe Environments
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Great Beginnings
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 2 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Great Days with Kids
  • 5 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Imagination at Play
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 2 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Infants in Child Care
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 6 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Language Development in Infants
  • 8 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Learning Centers
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Let's Play Outdoors
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
The Magic of Play
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 1 hr in Diversity
  • 1 hr in Observation and Assessment
Making Learning Fun
  • 20 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Many Ways to Learn
  • 12 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Mixed-Age Groups
  • 3 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 10 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
The Road to Reading
  • 12 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Stress and Day Care
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 5 hrs in Families and Community Systems
  • 10 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Transitions and Other Troublesome Times
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Understanding Children
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 10 hrs in Human Growth and Development
Children with Special Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 4 hrs in Observation and Assessment
  • 12 hrs in Special Needs
Discipline in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Observation and Assessment
  • 16 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
The Magic of Play
  • 1 hr in Observation and Assessment
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 1 hr in Diversity
Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development
  • 10 hrs in Observation and Assessment
The Art of Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 10 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Caring for Children in Your Home
  • 4 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
  • 6 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
The Early Childhood Professional
  • 13 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
  • 2 hrs in Diversity
  • 1 hr in Program Management
First Steps in Child Care
  • 3 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
A Joyful Life of Caregiving
  • 1 hr in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
Stress and Day Care
  • 10 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
  • 5 hrs in Families and Community Systems
  • 10 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Understanding Each Other
  • 9 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
Child Care Administration
  • 20 hrs in Program Management
The Early Childhood Professional
  • 1 hr in Program Management
  • 2 hrs in Diversity
  • 13 hrs in Personal
  • Professional, and Leadership Development
Facilitating Staff Skill Development
  • 14 hrs in Program Management
Hiring the BestHiring the Best: Staffing Solutions for Early Childhood Facilities
  • 10 hrs in Program Management
Improving Staff Performance
  • 10 hrs in Program Management
Parents and Child Care
  • 10 hrs in Program Management
  • 10 hrs in Families and Community Systems
Partnerships with Parents
  • 5 hrs in Program Management
  • 5 hrs in Families and Community Systems
The Workplace Environment
  • 14 hrs in Program Management
ADHD
  • 10 hrs in Special Needs
Children with Special Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 12 hrs in Special Needs
  • 4 hrs in Observation and Assessment
Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities
  • 8 hrs in Special Needs
After-School Programs
  • 2 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
The Art of Child Care
  • 10 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
Biting Hurts!
  • 2 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Child Development and Guidance
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • 10 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Children's Challenging Behaviors
  • 10 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Day by Day with Toddlers
  • 3 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • 12 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Discipline in Child Care
  • 16 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • 4 hrs in Observation and Assessment
Early Childhood Stress
  • 5 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Infants in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • 4 hrs in 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 6 hrs in 4 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • 4 hrs in 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in 4 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • 4 hrs in 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in 4 hrs in Human Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Learning Environments and Curriculum