This certification course satisfies the 24 Hour Family Childcare Pre-Service training. Gain a broad overview of major concepts, theories and research related to the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child from birth through age 12. This course covers 4 hours in each of the following domains, community, child development, special needs, curriculum, professionalism, and health safety and nutrition, required to meet MSDE Family Childcare training module outcomes. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4. Students will earn 24 clock hours of approved training: for initial registration for home daycare. Students will recieve 24 clock hours of approved MSDE training that includes 4 clock hours in each of the six core of knowledge competencies.
Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
Method of delivery: Class is 100% online with has no classroom meetings. Students are required to self-pace which begins at time of registration.
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- Child Development
- Explain the major historical and current developmental theories
- Distinguish indicators of development
- Indicate and explain the major components of the major and current approaches to development and learning
- Give examples of how learning occurs in children and the role of play in learning
- Distinguish behaviors that indicate that learning has occurred
- Define and explain culture and diversity
- Explain how culture and diversity influence growth and development
- Apply understanding on the elements of schedule planning
- Apply understanding of content areas and how they relate to child development
- Select items appropriate for a family child care curriculum
- Apply understanding of the importance of room arrangement/environment
- Heath, Safety and Nutrition
- Demonstrates understanding of a healthy, safe family child care environment
- Demonstrates understanding of the importance of developing a plan to respond to emergency situations
- Select the components of an emergency plan
- Demonstrate understanding of the steps and procedures for reporting accidents
- Demonstrate understanding of the steps to take in responding to emergencies
- Select the components of a balanced, age appropriate menu plan
- Demonstrate understanding of the signs and symptoms of illness
- Demonstrates knowledge of exclusion criteria
- Special Needs
- Demonstrates understanding of typical and atypical development
- Demonstrates understanding of early intervention and its importance
- Demonstrates understanding of the ADA and how it applies to family child care homes
- Demonstrates knowledge of how setting up the environment can impact on accessibility for all children
- Select the components of appropriate supervision
- Demonstrates knowledge of the supervision criteria based on the age and activity of the child
- Demonstrates understanding of Maryland State regulations for family child care home providers
- Demonstrates understanding of the importance of establishing a business plan
- Choose the components of a successful family child care business
- Demonstrates understanding of developing positive relationships with child care families
- Demonstrates understanding of community organizations that support early childhood programs
- Define and explain culture and diversity
- Demonstrates understanding of the impact of culture and diversity in relation to school readiness
- Demonstrates understanding of the role of family in society
Online material will be presented in the form of slides,
accompanied with speech. Videos will be used to demonstrate ideas and concepts. Charts and tables
will be used for illustration.
Learners will be assessed through questions after every section is completed. Learners will not be
allowed to proceed to the next section of the training until all questions have been answered correctly.
Learners will be presented with a final test composed of at least 50 questions at the end of the training.
Learners will need to complete the test with a minimum of 80% correctly answered questions. Upon successful completion of
the training, learners will receive their certificate by email.
- Core of Knowledge Awarded:
- To be awarded the core of knowledge hours, learners must pay in full for the class, view all material, pass all review questions, and final test.
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- Payment Policy:
- Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
Please read carefully:
This is an online class that includes online assessments.
Your certificate will be emailed to you once you pass the final exam with a passing grade of 80%.
Your certificate will bear the name you provided to us when you signed up.
To successfully complete this online training, you need a computer with internet connection running Google Chrome
web browser. You will also need speakers or headphones to hear the videos and speech accompanied with the content.
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