THE INDUSTRY LEADER FOR ONLINE
THE INDUSTRY LEADER FOR ONLINE
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This course is written by well known author and national trainer, Rae Pica. The course is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge of the ways in which movement and active involvement can be used as tools to explore and understand concepts falling under the content areas of art, language arts, mathematics, music, science, and social studies.
Este curso comienza con una revisión de las estadÍsticas y los hallazgos de la investigación relacionados con la estructura familiar, las tendencias de los padres, y la paternidad en los Estados Unidos en la actualidad. Los participantes aprenderÁn por qué los papÁs son importantes, incluyendo los posibles beneficios del “juego al estilo de papÁ”. Los participantes también aprenderÁn muchas estrategias y prÁcticas para fomentar una mayor participación de los papÁs en el hogar y en el ambiente de aprendizaje temprano.
This is the first of a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Students completing this course will have an understanding of the importance of assessing young children and creating a narrative summary for the assessment of each child. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to define assessment, list why it is important for teachers to assess young children, list the four basic areas addressed by developmental milestones and define ‘performance-based assessment’.
This is the second of a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Participants will examine six methods for assessing young children and discover how to successfully apply these techniques to the early childhood classroom. Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to list six methods for assessing young children, create a developmental checklist, conduct successful parent interviews, use self-portraits as an assessment tool, include scribbling, drawing, and writing samples in assessment practices and keep helpful anecdotal records on children.
This is the third in a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain an understanding of how to interpret assessment data. In addition, participants will be familiar with NAEYC’s indicators of effectiveness," which are useful in evaluating the success or quality of a school’s assessment system.
This course provides comprehensive, research-based guidance about assessment in early childhood education. Course participants will learn about recommended assessment methods and practices, with emphasis on observation and authentic assessment. This course also provides recommended strategies for analyzing assessment data as a means to individualize instruction and improve the overall early learning environment.
This course provides basic information everyone should know about preventing the spread of infectious diseases in the child care setting. Participants will learn about various types of pathogens and how they are spread, along with recommended hygiene practices, how to recognize signs and symptoms of disease, immunization policies, criteria for excluding a child from group care, communicating with families regarding disease, and maintaining a clean environment.
Students taking this course will learn about the cognitive changes in children from birth to age five. Emphasis is placed on the development of memory, cause and effect, and problem solving. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to list the cognitive changes children undergo during the first five years of life, define early childhood development and identify developmental milestones and developmentally appropriate activities for young children.
This course examines the emotional development of young children. Participants will learn about Erikson’s eight stages of emotional development, methods of increasing emotional literacy, and activities that can be applied in the home to encourage emotional development. Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to define Trust vs. Mistrust, Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt and Initiative vs. Guilt.
This course examines the physical changes in children from birth to age five. Emphasis is placed on growth, development of hand-eye coordination, and movement. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to list the physical changes children undergo during the first five years of life and identify developmental milestones for young children.
This course examines social development in young children during the first five years of life. Emphasis is placed on the development of social interaction skills, self-regulation, and the development of independence. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify the stages of social development, the causes of temper tantrums and biting and appropriate social development in young children.
This course teaches child care providers the basic parts and developmental processes in the human brain, as well as teaching practices and strategies that young brains need in order to develop to their full potential.
This course examines the effects of early childhood deprivation, maltreatment and abuse on brain development.
This course is designed to help participants understand the importance of developmentally appropriate and individually appropriate activities in the childcare setting. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to define the four domains in which learning and development occur, list the four stages of Piaget’s Theory, define the sensorimotor stage, list the four general guidelines teachers should keep in mind to promote positive interactions with infants and toddlers, list the three factors to consider in arranging an indoor infant and toddler environment, and identify four criteria to use when selecting toys for infants and toddlers.
This course explores the use of nursery rhymes and children’s poetry as learning tools in the Early Care and Education (ECE) environment. Course participants will learn why rhymes and poems are good for the brain and overall child development and techniques for using poetry in the ECE environment. This course also focuses on teaching a basic understanding of poetic forms and literary devices every ECE professional should know.
This course helps participants understand what resilience is and how it helps children work through difficult and traumatic events in their lives. The course focuses on the role of the early care and education professional in developing a program that promotes resilience. The course explores a wide range of activities and practices suited for infants through school age children.
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Students may purchase one hour of child care online coursework or multiple hours at a time.
For $99, a child care professional can purchase an Individual Annual Professional Development Subscription. The subscription allows unlimited access to CCEI’s professional development course catalog for the year of the subscription.