45 Hour Infant and Toddler Methods and Materials Online Training is approved to meet the MSDE requirement of 45 hours for infant-toddler training for child care teachers, directors, and family/ home daycare providers working with infants and toddlers.
Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
Gain the skills necessary to work with infants and toddlers in a child care center or at home. Topics include growth and development, curriculum planning, goal setting, selection of age-appropriate materials, and methods for infants and toddlers birth to age 3.
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.
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 who wish to follow along with a book can purchase on their own, The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos by Diane Trister Dodge ISBN: 1879537400
ISBN13: 9781879537408, This book is NOT required but can be a helpful resource
Training Approval number PSO-30299 Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4
Earns 4.5 CEUs/45 clock hours
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- Identify theory and theorist in relation to child development and approaches to learning
- Identify the stages and milestones of development
- Demonstrate an understanding of brain development in children birth through age three
- Demonstrate understanding of observational and assessment techniques to track skill development and individual need
- Identify infant and toddler materials and equipment
- Demonstrate understanding of how to develop appropriate daily schedules that promote routines
- Identify procedures that will promote a safe environment (indoor and outdoor)
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of predictable and consistent care
- Demonstrate understanding of inclusionary practices
- Describe infant/toddler nutritional needs
- Identify appropriate practice for the identification, prevention, and treatment of communicable diseases and illnesses in child care setting
- Identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and demonstrate knowledge of appropriate reporting process.
- Discuss Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and identify preventive measures
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of parent/caregiver relationship
- Demonstrate how to develop strategies for involving parents in the child care setting
- Identify the components of a lesson plan
- Demonstrate understanding of the impact of culture on infant and toddler development
- Identify the differences in major theories
- Recognize the importance of knowing the stages of development
- Demonstrate an understanding of how genetics and environment influence child growth and development
- Demonstrate understanding of how appropriate material and equipment promotes play
- Identify the components of: 1. Greeting and Departure 2. Feeding 3. Diapering and Toileting 4. Dressing 5. Sleeping
- Identify strategies to ensure appropriate infant and toddler supervision
- Demonstrate appropriate caregiver responses to different infant/toddler temperaments
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ADA
- Identify the need to maintain individual feeding schedules for infants
- Identify strategies for providing appropriate care for infants and toddlers with chronic health issues
- Identify resources addressing health, safety and nutrition topics (CPR, 911, CDC, WIC, Poison Control)
- Identify ways to help parents and infants/toddlers handle separation and attachment
- Identify strategies for effective communication with families
- Identify appropriate activities for children birth through age three
- Identify strategies for integrating culture and diversity into an infant and toddler program
- Demonstrate how theory is reflective in the child care environment
- Identify strategies for the child care provider that will promote successful child development. Identify strategies for working with children with special needs
- Identify the requirements of an appropriate environment that will promote free exploration and manipulation
- Demonstrate understanding of the content and implications of OCC environment regulations and supervision requirements
- Demonstrate appropriate interaction with infants and toddlers
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to implement an Individual Family Support Plan
- List and review tracking systems to monitor the daily feeding schedule of infants and toddlers
- Demonstrate how to develop policies and procedures that promote good hygiene
- Define Developmentally Appropriate Practice
- Demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers with developmental, emotional, cognitive, language and/or physical needs
- Demonstrate an understanding of how available materials and equipment guide activity development
- Identify strategies to ensure appropriate infant and toddler supervision
- Identify resources for referral and specialized services
- List and review recommended feeding schedules and identifies strategies for introducing new food for children birth through age three
- Identify recommended medical and immunization schedules for children birth through age three
- Identify curriculums specific to children birth through age three
- Identify adaptations to materials and equipment for children with diagnosed special needs or delay
- Demonstrate an understanding of how environment and equipment modifications support individual needs
- Demonstrate understanding of OCC feeding regulations and monitoring requirements
- Demonstrate an understanding of individual planning
- Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical development
- Identify strategies to assist children with food allergies/feeding concerns
- Demonstrate an understanding of teacher direct vs. child directed activities
- Identify strategies for working with children with special needs
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.
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.
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