40-Hour Director's Course - online course

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40-Hour Director's Course - $125

IACET accredit provider CEUs

4 CEUs



Become the childcare director every teacher wants to work for! This 40-hour self-paced training will equip Georgia childcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective and efficient childcare directors.

Take advantage of our introductory rate of $125 and sign up today! This course is Bright from the Start approved under our ASO training code (TR-ASO-76).

B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Give examples of strategies caregivers can use to ensure safe sleeping habits and the prevention of SIDS/SUIDS in infants.
  2. Identify common mental health disorders in children and the importance of early intervention.
  3. Identify vehicle safety hazards that pose a major threat to children.
  4. Describe infant/toddler nutritional needs.
  5. Identify the need to maintain individual feeding schedules for infants.
  6. Recognize the importance of knowing the stages of development.
  7. List and review tracking systems to monitor the daily feeding schedule of infants and toddlers
  8. Identify strategies for the child care provider that will promote successful child development.
  9. Identify adaptations to materials and equipment for children with diagnosed special needs or delay
  10. Identify the components of a lesson plan using WIPPEA.
  11. Identify ways to help parents and infants/toddlers handle separation and attachment.
  12. Define Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  13. Identify strategies for effective communication with families.
  14. Demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers with developmental, emotional, cognitive, language and/or physical needs.
  15. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with all children and youth.
  16. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with community members and organizations.
  17. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with families.
  18. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with staff and administrators.
  19. Identify causes of obesity in children.
  20. Identify effective strategies for interviewing potential new staff.
  21. Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
  22. Describe ways to analyze classrooms for an anti-bias approach.
  23. Define the meaning of professionalism in child care.
  24. Identify the role of family in society
  25. Demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of complex characteristics of children’s families and communities
  26. Identify the nutritional needs of children aged four and above.
  27. Identify regulations as it pertains to the physical plant, playground, and water safety guidelines.
  28. Identify appropriate practices communicable diseases/illnesses and immunizations and their schedules in child care setting
  29. Describe the proper procedures of medication administration including: authorizations forms, documentation, storage, training, emergent issues, and resources.
  30. Identify materials and equipment for center childcare programs that meet the needs of specific age groups in both shared or permanent space and align with the programs curriculum
  31. 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
  32. Identify appropriate practices for children.
  33. Identify examples of appropriate activities for different ages.
  34. Identify importance of individual planning.
  35. Identify appropriate practices for teacher- and child-directed activities.
  36. Demonstrate an understanding of physical growth and development in school age children and the impact it has on programming.
  37. Identify the recommended feeding patterns of school-age children.
  38. Demonstrate understanding of state feeding regulations and monitoring requirements.
  39. Recognize strategies for effective conferences with families.
  40. Explain typical and atypical development.
  41. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Statement of Commitment & Preamble
  42. Identify necessary information and format for a business plan
  43. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary content of employee and parent contracts
  44. Demonstrate an understanding of the overall cost of child care
  45. Demonstrate an understanding of how to be open to new perspectives and diverse others.
  46. Identify ways to reflect on one's own personal perspectives with courage and/or humility
  47. Identify strategies to listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar
  48. Identify strategies to make connections and interact substantively with those who are different from oneself
  49. Demonstrate communication skills that enable intercultural communication, including effective listening skills
  50. Identify ways to interact respectfully and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts
  51. Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment.
  52. Define culture and cultural competency
  53. Identify stages and milestones of development for ages 1 to 5
  54. Identify resources to help develop professional development planning in Georgia.
  55. Identify staff evaluation tools and evaluation timelines that will assist with staff supervision and monitoring performance
  56. Identify strategies for working with children with special needs.
  57. Demonstrate an understanding of inclusionary practices.
  58. Identify parenting styles and the influence those styles have on child development
  59. Identify and determine the needs for permanent space environments
  60. Identify regulations as it pertains to program planning, activities, and equipment and toys.
  61. Demonstrate an understanding of classroom capacity, staff to student ratio, and supervision
  62. Identify the implications of the childcare professional in promoting sound health and safety principles in the child care environment
  63. Demonstrate understanding of effective listening skills in childcare.
  64. Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
  65. Recognize current tuition trends
  66. Identify regulations as it pertains to staff.
  67. Demonstrate appropriate/effective responses as they relate to a variety of typical child care scenarios.
  68. Demonstrates understanding of the ADA and how it applies to childcare programs
  69. Identify budget line items and basic budget development strategies
  70. Identify resources that will assist with record keeping
  71. Demonstrate an understanding of the information that should be communicated regularly with staff, parents, and the community
C. 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.

D. Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.

E. 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.

F. 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.

G. 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.

H. Criteria to earn CEUs:
Certificates are awarded when the following criteria have been met by the learner:
  1. Class has been paid in full
  2. All material has been reviewed
  3. All review questions and final test have been completed with a passing score of 80% or higher.
I. Support Services:
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J. Payment Policy:
Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
K. Please read carefully:

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. For support and questions regarding the material presented in this class please contact us at info@childcareed.com. Please consult our frequently asked questions page for other questions or feel free to contact us.

Information about this training

Hours breakdown

40 ADM

Topics / Categories

Pre-Service Training
Business Perks
CDA Plus


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