45 Hour Child Growth and Development - zoom/in-person


45 Hour Child Growth and Development - $399

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Are you passionate about shaping the future of our youngest generation? ChildCareEds 45-Hour Growth and Development Training is your essential gateway to a fulfilling career in child care. Dive into the enchanting world of childhood development and early education with a comprehensive program that empowers you to provide the best care and education for children aged from birth through 12 years old. 

Our 45-Hour Growth and Development Training is your key to nurturing the future. By understanding the complexities of child development, you become an integral part of a child's journey, shaping them into confident, resilient, and well-rounded individuals. Whether you aspire to run your own child care center, be a trusted teacher, or contribute as vital support staff, this course is your first step in making a significant impact on young lives.

Format: 26 hours of Zoom/19 hours of online


Requirements and Expectations of Students:
100% Completion of Online Sessions: All online sessions should be completed according to the syllabus. Students must have completed the online sessions by the last day of class in order to receive credit toward their final grade. 

100% Participation: Each participant is expected to contribute to class discussions in an active and professional manner, supporting the participation of other class members. Your contributions are to be based on an informed and professional position.

100% Attendance: State requirements, specify that students must complete 45 hours of training. This is an interactive class, attendance is not only important but vital. An excused absence must be approved by the instructor. Certain family emergencies may qualify for an excused absence. Missed classes may affect your final grade and will prohibit you from receiving your certificate.

There is a minimum enrollment of 5 students in order for this course to proceed. All classes are non-refundable.  

*Maryland Providers*

This 45 hour course satisfies half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours for child care teachers and directors. This course and a 45-hour course in the age-appropriate curriculum ( #preschool, infant- #toddler, or #school-age ) are required to complete the 90-hour certification for child care. 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. Training Approval number PSO-30299 Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4, and earns 4.5 CEU (45 clock hours)

B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Identify strategies to assist children with food allergies/feeding concerns.
  2. Define the term multiculturalism and how it relates to the child's environment.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of complex characteristics of children’s families and communities
  4. Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment.
  5. List examples ways to incorporate inclusion and equity in the classroom
  6. Demonstrate understanding of inclusionary practices for school-age children.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct objective and accurate observations.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of approaching parents as equal partners in learning.
  9. Identify and use community resources to support learning.
  10. Recognize the importance of accurate and efficient documentation of observations and assessments.
  11. Demonstrate understanding of developing positive relationships with childcare families
  12. Identify the benefits of observation and assessment.
  13. Define culture and cultural competency
  14. Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observations for short and long term goal development for ages birth to three.
  15. Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observations for short and long term goal development for ages four and above.
  16. Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of individualized learning
  17. Identify factors that influence learning.
  18. Demonstrate an understanding of how the community in which a child lives influences development
  19. Demonstrate an understanding of inclusionary practices in the preschool setting.
  20. Demonstrate an understanding of how chronic illness can affect development in ages four and above.
  21. Identify the components of positive relationships with children, co-workers and families.
  22. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of culture and diversity in relation to school readiness.
  23. Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to learning
  24. Identify the nutritional needs of children aged four and above.
  25. Identify strategies in promoting sound health and safety principles for in child care.
  26. Demonstrate understanding of scaffolding as a method for individualized learning.
  27. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of parent/caregiver relationship
  28. Identify assessment tools.
  29. Identify different learning styles of young children
  30. Identify the role of family in society
  31. Describe ways child care professionals can display leadership with families and the community.
  32. Demonstrate an understanding of observational techniques that result in accurate and objective observation
  33. Identify parenting styles and the influence those styles have on child development
  34. Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
  35. Demonstrate understanding of effective listening skills in childcare.

No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.


Information about this training

Hours breakdown

45 CD

Topics / Categories

Child development
Business Perks
Not Applicable


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