45-Hour Preschool Curriculum - online course

45-Hour Preschool Curriculum - $345

IACET accredit provider CEUs

4.5 CEUs


This course is also known as the 45-Hour Preschool Methods and Materials.

This course introduces the basic concepts of curriculum planning and implementation for children two- to five-years-olds. Students will apply their knowledge of child growth and development to enhance teaching strategies, environment design, and implementation of best practices in early childhood education. Students must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4. Students will earn 4.5 CEUs. The online class has no classroom meetings and is a self-paced training which begins at the time of registration.

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

Earns 4.5 CEUs/45 clock hours

B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of positive alternatives of timeouts and certain disciplining techniques based on best practices.
  2. Identify the types of sun rays and their benefits to young children and the earth.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the effects of media on the growth and development of young children.
  4. Explain effective strategies to guide children’s technology use and combat the media’s influence.
  5. Describe the stages of grief and the different ways children react to grief and stress.
  6. Define basic skills children should have when they begin kindergarten
  7. Define project based learning and the implications of practice.
  8. Identify characteristics of project based learning in the classroom environment and curriculum
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of how to keep children safe while in vehicles and school buses.
  10. Describe positive discipline strategies to use in the classroom.
  11. Define print knowledge as it relates to a preschool classroom.
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of print knowledge.
  13. Identify the features of effective instruction for print knowledge.
  14. Identify guidance and discipline strategies to use with various behavior problems.
  15. Define resilience and identify ways it helps young children overcome toxic stressors.
  16. Identify resources for referral and specialized services.
  17. Define and identify the components of developmentally appropriate practice
  18. Identify the role of play in the early childhood environment.
  19. Recognize the benefits of an outdoor classroom.
  20. Define conflict resolution and explain why problem solving is important.
  21. Describe strategies to incorporate mathematics into teaching practices.
  22. Identify ways to support children’s development using the arts.
  23. Recognize the importance and components of an effective parent questionnaire.
  24. Give examples of developmentally appropriate musical activities for children.
  25. Demonstrate understanding of scaffolding as a method for individualized learning.
  26. Describe ways to analyze classrooms for an anti-bias approach.
  27. Recognize the importance of problem solving and conflict resolution strategies with community members and families
  28. Identify the components of a lesson plan for preschoolers.
  29. Recognize the needs of individualized learning in preschool.
  30. Identify factors that may influence learning for a child in the preschool environment.
  31. Identify methods of assessments for mixed ages.
  32. List resources and the referral process for preschoolers with a suspected/diagnosed disability.
  33. Demonstrate an understanding of how chronic illness can affect development in ages four and above.
  34. Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observation for short and long term goal development for special needs
  35. Define Adverse Childhood Experiences and identify its effects on child development
  36. Describe how materials, equipment, environment, and staff meet the individual needs for children
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. Identify examples of appropriate activities for different ages.
  40. Identify appropriate practices for teacher- and child-directed activities.
  41. Recognize strategies for effective conferences with families.
  42. Define self-esteem and identify how it relates to art.
  43. Define and identify the components of developmentally appropriate practice for children aged 2 to 5.
  44. Define "bullying"
  45. Demonstrate understanding of how to assess and meet the needs of children with special needs.
  46. Identify different types of play in children ages 2 to 5.
  47. Demonstrate understanding of the components of a curriculum.
  48. Demonstrate an understanding of development in children 3-5 years of age and their learning styles.
  49. Demonstrate an understanding of how play promotes development.
  50. Identify strategies to promote play in the early childhood learning environment.
  51. Identify strategies to facilitate learning in the early childhood classroom using various methods.
  52. Identify the components of positive relationships with children, co-workers and families.
  53. Identify State recommended curriculum.
  54. Describe developmental domains
  55. Identify best practices in room arrangement for the preschool setting.
  56. Demonstrate an understanding of how to implement an Individual Education Plan.
  57. Identify the difference between teacher-/child-directed activities.
  58. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts within the activity and content area for the visual arts for school-age.
  59. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of National and State school readiness models and positions.
  60. Demonstrate an understanding of learning objectives and indicators for children 3, 4, and/or 5 years-old.
  61. Understand the relation between how material and equipment selection assist with lesson plan development and implementation.
  62. Explains how materials and experiences support the developmental needs of young children.
  63. Demonstrate an understanding of inclusionary practices in the preschool setting.
  64. Demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct objective and accurate observations.
  65. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate supervision for all children’s activities.
  66. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of schedules and consistency in a child care environment.
  67. Describe open-ended art concepts.
  68. Select activities to focus on play, exploration, and constructive approaches to learning math.
  69. Describe the various forms of bullying
  70. Demonstrates understanding of the ADA and how it applies to childcare programs
  71. Distinguish how to adapt arts and crafts for younger children and children with different abilities.
  72. Describe the basic research on the prevalence of bullying, risk factors, and impact on youth involved
  73. Explain the challenges behind mixed-age group instruction and strategies to overcome them.
  74. Give examples of new open-ended art techniques to use with children.
  75. Demonstrate best practices in bullying prevention and response
  76. Demonstrate methods to address gender stereotypes and sexism in the classroom related to children’s math abilities
  77. Distinguish characteristics of the bully, the victim, and by the bystander
  78. Give examples of activities considered appropriate for mixed-age groups.
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.

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Hours breakdown

45 CUR

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