Toddlers in Child Care | Learning Outcomes
20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs / $60.00
Lesson 1: Physical Development
After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to
- identify milestones of physical development in toddlers and how toddlers progress along the path of physical development;
- describe how you can support toddlers’ physical development with the choices of play materials and activities that you offer at your program;
- identify toddlers’ nutritional needs;
- describe appropriate procedures for healthy food preparation and safe food handling;
- recognize signs and symptoms of toddlers’ food allergies.
Lesson 2: Cognitive Development and Language Development
After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to
- identify milestones of cognitive development in toddlers and recognize how toddlers progress along the path of cognitive development;
- discuss the importance of caregiver interactions, play, and learning materials in fostering toddlers’ cognitive development;
- identify milestones of language development in toddlers and recognize how toddlers progress along the path of language development;
- discuss the benefits of sign language and how you can foster toddlers’ language development.
Lesson 3: Social–Emotional Development
After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to
- identify milestones of social–emotional development in toddlers and recognize how toddlers progress along the path of social–emotional development;
- explain how self-esteem impacts toddlers’ social–emotional development and identify ways you can show them that they are valued;
- discuss the importance of understanding each toddler’s individual temperament in order to support their social–emotional development;
- explain how you can support toddlers who experience anger, frustration, or fear;
- describe positive guidance techniques to help toddlers develop self-regulation and make appropriate behavior choices
Lesson 4: A Caring Environment for Toddlers
After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to
- explain how you can make your child care program a caring environment for toddlers and their families;
- describe how to introduce toddlers to the program and support them and their parents through separation anxiety;
- recognize the importance of the contributions parents as partners with caregivers can make to toddlers’ learning and how to encourage two-way communication and parent involvement;
- discuss methods of keeping in touch and partnering with parents, including caregiver-parent conferences, home visits, and group meetings.
Lesson 5: The Learning Environment
After completing Lesson 5, you will be able to
- describe how to create learning opportunities that promote toddlers’ exploration;
- discuss the benefits of intentional caregiving and thoughtful planning for children’s learning;
- describe the appropriate procedures for diapering toddlers;
- describe how you can support toddlers through the toilet learning process.
Lesson 6: A Safe Environment
After completing Lesson 6, you will be able to
- identify the elements of a safe indoor and outdoor environment for toddlers in your program;
- discuss the importance of being prepared for emergencies;
- describe your role in mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in toddlers’ lives;
- identify ways to recognize instances of child abuse and neglect, steps to take for reporting child abuse and neglect, and ways to support toddlers who have suffered abuse and neglect.
*Learning outcomes are measurable statements that let you know what you will be able to do as a result of successfully completing this course.
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