This course is designed for directors working in a licensed child care facility or a Primary Caregiver of a licensed child care home in Texas. This course fulfills the annual 30 hour training requirement including:
- Required training topics:
- Child Growth and Development
- Responsive Interactions and Guidance
- Learning Environments, Planning Framework, Curriculum, and Standards
- Supporting Skill Development
- Diversity and Dual Language Learners
- Family and Community Relationships
- Health, Safety, and Nutrition
- Professionalism and Ethics
- Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Organization
- Business and Operations Management
- Human Resource Leadership and Development
- Requirements necessary to provide care for children of all ages, including those younger than 24 months of age
- Online training: 30 hours of online self-paced training.
Upon registration, you may immediately access the online portion of your training.
B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- Identify different types of risk management common in child care.
- Explain the importance of using contracts and employee training & screening procedures.
- Identify vehicle safety hazards that pose a major threat to children.
- Describe the meaning of positive discipline in the classroom.
- Define healthy practices to mitigate the spread of germs and decrease the likelihood of SIDS in infants and toddlers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of brain development in children birth through age three.
- Demonstrate understanding of appropriate interaction with infants and toddlers.
- Identify procedures that will promote a safe environment (indoor and outdoor).
- Identify strategies to assist children with food allergies/feeding concerns.
- Identify appropriate practice for the identification, prevention, and treatment of communicable diseases in childcare.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ADA.
- Identify strategies for integrating culture and diversity into an infant and toddler program
- Identify ways to help parents and infants/toddlers handle separation and attachment.
- Identify curriculums specific to children birth through age three
- Demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers with developmental, emotional, cognitive, language and/or physical needs.
- Define and identify the components of developmentally appropriate practice
- Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with staff and administrators.
- Identify ways to examine child behavior to prepare for guidance.
- Define social emotional development in young children
- Describe the primary learning centers and their components.
- Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
- Identify the key elements of an effective staff mentor program.
- List the steps to complete a report on abuse and neglect.
- List which professions are mandated reporters.
- Identify the nutritional needs of children aged four and above.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how positive guidance promotes sound social and emotional development.
- Describe the proper procedures of medication administration including: authorizations forms, documentation, storage, training, emergent issues, and resources.
- Identify materials and equipment for childcare programs that meet the needs of specific age groups in both shared or permanent space and align with the programs curriculum
- Identify necessary information and format for a business plan
- Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary content of employee and parent contracts
- Define culture and cultural competency
- Identify staff evaluation tools and evaluation timelines that will assist with staff supervision and monitoring performance
- Demonstrate an understanding of inclusionary practices.
- Demonstrate understanding of how to assess and meet the needs of children with special needs.
- Identify stages and milestones of development for ages 1 to 5
- Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome
- Describe the components of emergency preparedness in the child care setting.
- Identify community organizations that have training programs available that focus on child abuse.
- Identify the signs of child abuse and neglect.
- Demonstrate understanding of strategies that utilize good time management practices for teachers and child care providers.
- Demonstrate understanding of positive alternatives of timeouts and certain disciplining techniques based on best practices.
- Describe positive discipline strategies to use in the classroom.
- Explain when to report child abuse
- Demonstrate appropriate/effective responses as they relate to a variety of typical child care scenarios.
- Demonstrates understanding of the ADA and how it applies to childcare programs
- Identify budget line items and basic budget development strategies
- Identify resources that will assist with record keeping
- 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.
- 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.
- Learning Methodology:
- 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.
- Logistics/Required Technology:
- 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.
- Payment Policy:
- Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
- 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.
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You are purchasing a session of an online training 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.
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No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.