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 receive 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.
NOTE: If you have been issued a voucher from MSDE for this course it MUST be completed 2 weeks before the expiration date that is on your voucher. Please check your voucher for this date.
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- The participant will demonstrate knowledge and understanding the major milestones, typical behaviors and learning processes of children birth to 13 years of age
- Demonstrates understanding on the elements of schedule planning
- Demonstrates understanding of typical and atypical development
- Identifies the components of appropriate supervision
- Demonstrates understanding of developing positive relationships with child care families
- Identify the components of a safe and healthy family childcare environment for children
- The participant will be able to understand the major and current approaches to theories of child development and learning
- Demonstrates an understanding of content areas and how they relate to child development
- Demonstrates understanding of early intervention and its importance
- Demonstrates knowledge of the supervision criteria based on the age and activity of the child
- Demonstrates understanding of community organizations that support early childhood programs
- Demonstrate understanding of the components of a plan to respond to emergency situations
- Identify and explain the major components of the major and current approaches to development and learning
- Demonstrates understanding of an appropriate family child care curriculum
- Demonstrates understanding of the ADA and how it applies to family child care homes
- Demonstrates understanding of Maryland State regulations for family child care home providers
- Define and explain culture and diversity
- Identify how to respond to accidents and emergencies in a family child care program
- Demonstrate understanding of how learning occurs in children and the role of play in learning
- Demonstrates understanding of the importance of room arrangement/environment
- Demonstrates knowledge of how setting up the environment can impact on accessibility for all children
- Demonstrates understanding of the importance of establishing a business plan
- Demonstrate understanding of the impact of culture and diversity in relation to school readiness
- Demonstrate understanding of the principles of appropriate meal planning
- Define and explain culture and diversity
- Identifies the aspects of establishing a family child care business
- Demonstrate understanding of the role of family in society
- Demonstrate an Outcome of inclusionary practices
- Identify the signs of illness in children and describe when a child should be excluded from care
- Demonstrate understanding of how culture and diversity influence growth and development
- Identify Strategies for Working with Students with Special Needs
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.
No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.
Proprietary or conflict of interest disclosure:
Unless otherwise stated in the course description none of H & H subject matter experts and editor has any conflict or proprietary interests related to the material they prepared in this course.
A stable internet connection is required for the completion of this course. Users are highly encouraged to take their online course on Google Chrome
on either a laptop or desktop computer. Speakers and/or headphones are also required to hear speech.
Learning Assessment Method:
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 true/false and multiple choice questions.
Upon successful completion of the training, learners will receive their certificate by email.
- Criteria to earn CEUs:
- Certificates are awarded when the following criteria have been met by the learner:
- Class has been paid in full
- All material has been reviewed
- All review questions and final test have been completed with a passing score of 80% or higher.
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- Payment Policy:
- Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
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Your certificate will be emailed to you once you pass the final exam with a passing grade of 80%.
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