What You'll Learn
The child care training online course is comprised of 12 comprehensive lessons. Each lesson in our online child care classes includes challenging practice exercises to help reinforce new concepts. Key lessons show you how to…
- Conduct art activities
- Use dramatic play
- Deal with common illnesses and injuries
- Develop a meaningful curriculum
- Recognize different stages of development
- Manage various types of behavior
- Create a safe environment
- Supplement: First Aid
- Supplement: Starting an At-home Child Care Business
- Supplement: Career Development
Lesson 1: Providing a Safe Learning Environment
Lesson 2: Providing a Healthy Learning Environment
Options and approaches to providing child care: the differences between custodial, developmental and comprehensive care; quality issues in child care.
Lesson 3: Providing a Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environment
Developing a safety policy; removing hazards; dealing with medical, fire, and weather emergencies; assembling an effective first aid kit; monitoring illnesses; health problems caused by weather, abuse, and emotion.
Lesson 4: Early Care & Education: Past, Present & Future
Planning good environments for children; types of learning centers; selecting equipment, materials, and toys; evaluation.
Lesson 5: Stages of Early Childhood Development
Physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development; promoting maturation and responsibility; how temperament affects personality; the two-year-old stage; impact of play on social development.
Lesson 6: Expectations of the Early Childhood Professional
Recognizing signs of development; the role of accomplishment in developing a child's self-esteem; motor and perceptual skills; how competition, fear, stress, and rules affect a child.
Lesson 7: Children Don't Come with Directions
Important workplace skills; ethics for child care professionals; promoting communication, cooperation and teamwork; facing day-to-day challenges; managing your time and solving problems effectively.
Lesson 8: Creating & Evaluating & Early Childhood Environment
Why understanding child development is important; child development theories and principles; developmental stages; self-esteem; observing children.
Lesson 9: Planning to Play
Qualities of a strong curriculum; how children learn; effective teaching techniques; stages of artistic development; guiding a child's art experiences; planning and leading art activities.
Lesson 10: Planning for the Mind
Language skill development; assessing books; reading stories; reading and writing exercises; language arts and dramatic play; how dramatic play encourages growth; using puppets.
Lesson 11: Planning for the Heart & Soul
Goals of science and math curricula; the teacher's role; planning and leading science, math and active play activities; active play learning centers; safety during active play; creative resources.
Lesson 12: Issues & Trends in Early Childhood
Planning a social studies curriculum; helping children become responsible citizens; learning about one's self, family, and community; adding an effective music program; planning music and creative movement activities; the teacher's role in music.
Supplement: First Aide For Children
Helping infants and toddlers develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially; communicating effectively with parents; planning a safe and healthy environment; common challenges.
Supplement: Starting an At-Home Child Care Business
CPR For Children. Essential how to information on first-aid techniques and administering CPR (this knowledge is a must for meeting child development associate (CDA) learning objectives).
Supplement: Career Development Bonus
A guide to help give you a boost of confidence before starting your own at-home child care business.
Developing Your Career in Child Care, and Growing as a Professional. Finding career opportunities; writing a good letter of application; your résumé; presenting yourself well in an interview; tips to help you succeed in reaching your career goals; continuing education; balancing your work and your personal life.
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What You Get
Complete our child care training online on your terms. Start when you’re ready, study at your own pace and get personal guidance as you need it. We’ve removed the obstacles so you can move ahead fast!
The child care classes online combine a balance of vital theoretical concepts and practical application. Your tuition covers:
- Comprehensive child care textbook and study guides
- Online open-book exams
- Dedicated academic support and tutoring
- Participation in the Student Community
- Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®
Graduates receive a beautiful diploma and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. You’ll be proud to have earned a diploma from nationally accredited Ashworth College.
We’ve cleared the way. Start your Child Care training today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.