45 hour Growth and Development Birth-age 12 - online course

45 hour Growth and Development Birth-age 12 - $345

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)

B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Describe the steps teachers should take to identifying challenging behaviors.
  2. Describe the various ways teachers can address challenging behaviors in the classroom.
  3. Identify the different types of portfolios used in child care programs, and the appropriate portfolio components for each type.
  4. Identify the most common sources of stress for young children.
  5. Describe the meaning of positive discipline in the classroom.
  6. Define developmental domains.
  7. Understand the relation between how material and equipment selection assist with lesson plan development and implementation.
  8. Recognize informal and formal assessments to plan activities, individualize programs, and improve program quality.
  9. Identify different types of play.
  10. Recognize the importance of a positive and respectful attitude in working with all children and their families.
  11. Define social emotional development in young children
  12. Identify causes of obesity in children.
  13. Define active play in the early childhood classroom and describe its benefits for young children.
  14. Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
  15. Identify significant events surrounding the evolution of early childhood education throughout the world.
  16. Identify significant events surrounding the evolution of early childhood education in America.
  17. Identify current events impacting Early Childhood Education.
  18. Demonstrate an understanding of potential violations of confidentiality and take steps to reduce the risk of occurrence.
  19. Define the meaning of professionalism in child care.
  20. Recognize the legal foundations, including the IDEA Act and Section 504.
  21. Identify different types of barriers for mixed ages with disabilities and ways to adapt curriculum to fit their needs.
  22. Demonstrate an understanding of how chronic illness can affect development.
  23. Identify stages and milestones of development for ages 1 to 5
  24. Demonstrate understanding of an IEP and removing barriers
  25. Demonstrate understanding of an IFSP and removing barriers
  26. Identify methods of assessments for mixed ages.
  27. Demonstrate an understanding of translating assessment and observational information into short and long term goal development
  28. Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observations for short and long term goal development for ages four and above.
  29. Identify the key elements of an effective staff mentor program.
  30. Identify strategies to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences
  31. Identify the role of family in society
  32. Demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of complex characteristics of children’s families and communities
  33. Identify strategies in promoting sound health and safety principles for in child care.
  34. List the steps to complete a report on abuse and neglect.
  35. List which professions are mandated reporters.
  36. Identify types of abuse in infants and toddlers.
  37. Identify factors that influence learning.
  38. Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to learning
  39. Identify different learning styles of young children
  40. Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical development from age 2 to 5.
  41. Demonstrate an understanding of brain development in young children.
  42. Identify environment and genetic influences on development.
  43. Identify the nutritional needs of children aged four and above.
  44. Demonstrate understanding of brain development in young children.
  45. Recognize theory and theorist in relation to child development and approaches to learning.
  46. Recognize the differences between major theories.
  47. Define the similarities between major theories.
  48. Explain how theory is reflective in the child care environment.
  49. Identify theorists of guidance and discipline
  50. Demonstrate an understanding of how positive guidance promotes sound social and emotional development.
  51. Demonstrate an understanding of how the community in which a child lives influences development
  52. Identify the different learning concepts related to block play.
  53. Identify the symptoms and signs of poor time management in the child care environment.
  54. Demonstrate an understanding of how ongoing preventive health and wellness care affects child development
  55. Demonstrate an understanding of how to be open to new perspectives and diverse others.
  56. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives, and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with that.
  57. Identify ways to reflect on one's own personal perspectives with courage and/or humility
  58. Give examples of strategies in responding to typical child care situations.
  59. Identify strategies to listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar
  60. Identify strategies to make connections and interact substantively with those who are different from oneself
  61. Demonstrate communication skills that enable intercultural communication, including effective listening skills
  62. Identify ways to interact respectfully and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts
  63. Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment.
  64. Define culture and cultural competency
  65. List examples ways to incorporate inclusion and equity in the classroom
  66. Participants will be able to recognize the benefits of an outdoor classroom.
  67. Demonstrate an understanding of how to create a natural outdoor environment that includes different colors, sounds, textures, and scents
  68. Identify resources to help children discover, learn, and experience in a natural play environment.
  69. Describe the benefits of an outdoor classroom.
  70. Identify stages and milestones of development for ages 1 to 5
  71. Demonstrate an understanding of observational techniques that result in accurate and objective observation
  72. Identify parenting styles and the influence those styles have on child development
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.
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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

45 CD

Topics / Categories

Pre-Service Training
Child development
Business Perks
School age
Family Child Care

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