45 hour Growth and Development Birth-age 12 ONLINE (self-paced online training)


45 hour Growth and Development Birth-age 12 ONLINE - $345 (V I P pricing $325)

IACET accredit provider CEUs

4.5 CEUs

This course covers the child development half of 90 hours coursework. This certification course satisfies half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours for child care teachers and directors. 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 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. Students must successfully complete the online training and online survey at the end of the course to receive their certificates. Students can expect their certificates to be emailed to their accounts immediately once the training survey is complete.
Students have 6 months to complete this training.

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.

Training Approval number PSO-30299 Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4, and earns 4.5 CEU (45 clock hours)

Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Identify theory and theorist in relation to child development and approaches to learning
  2. Identify the stages and milestones of development
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of brain development in children birth through age three
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of culture on infant and toddler development
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to learning
  6. Identify the factors that influence learning
  7. Explain an Individual Family Support Plan and/or and Individual Education Plan
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of prenatal development and its impact on child development
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of how chronic illness can affect development
  10. Identify theorists of guidance and discipline
  11. Demonstrate understanding of strategies in responding to typical child care situations: biting, hitting, etc
  12. Identify the role of family in society
  13. Define culture and cultural sensitivity
  14. Demonstrate an understanding of who is a mandated reporter
  15. Identify methods of assessments
  16. Students will be able to compare different listening and responsive techniques
  17. Identify theory and theorist in relation to child development and approaches to learning
  18. Identify the stages and milestones of development
  19. Identify the differences in major theories
  20. Recognize the importance of knowing the stages of development
  21. Demonstrate an understanding of how genetics and environment influence child growth and development
  22. Identify strategies for integrating culture and diversity into an infant and toddler program
  23. Identify learning styles
  24. Demonstrate an understanding of individualized learning
  25. Identify the nutritional needs of children birth through age twelve
  26. Identify the implications of the childcare professional in promoting sound health and safety principles in the child care environment
  27. Demonstrate an understanding of how positive guidance promotes sound social and emotional development
  28. Identify parenting styles and the influence those styles have on child development
  29. Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment
  30. Identify types of abuse
  31. Demonstrate an understanding of observational techniques that result in accurate and objective observation
  32. Students will be able to explain conversational intent, and inviting consent
  33. Identify the differences in major theories
  34. Recognize the importance of knowing the stages of development
  35. Demonstrate how theory is reflective in the child care environment
  36. Identify strategies for the child care provider that will promote successful child development. Identify strategies for working with children with special needs
  37. Identify the factors that influence learning
  38. Define the term inclusion and how it relates to the child care environment and practice
  39. Demonstrate an understanding of how ongoing preventive health and wellness care affects child development
  40. The childcare professional will demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of complex characteristics of children’s families and communities
  41. Demonstrate an understanding of how the community in which a child lives influences development
  42. Demonstrate understanding of how reports are completed
  43. Demonstrate an understanding of translating assessment and observational information into short and long term goal development
  44. Students will be able to distinguish ways to translate complaints and criticisms into requests
  45. Demonstrate how theory is reflective in the child care environment
  46. Identify strategies for the child care provider that will promote successful child development. Identify strategies for working with children with special needs
  47. Demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers with developmental, emotional, cognitive, language and/or physical needs
  48. Students will demonstrate ways to ask open-ended and creative questions
  49. Demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers with developmental, emotional, cognitive, language and/or physical needs
  50. Understand the importance of expressing appreciation
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.

Assessment: 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.

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:

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


Information about this training

Hours breakdown

45 CD

Topics / Categories

Child development

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