CDA Infant/Toddler Renewal - online course

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CDA Infant/Toddler Renewal - $99

IACET accredit provider CEUs

4.5 CEUs


After receiving their CDA credential, child care professionals must complete coursework to renew every three years before their credentials expires. The purpose of renewal is to reaffirm the provider’s knowledge and competence for teaching infants and toddlers. This child care course provides all the needed hours in all eight of the CDA's competency standards.

Note: Maryland approval is still pending.

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. Give examples of strategies teachers can use to communicate with parents regarding challenging behaviors.
  4. Give examples of strategies to prevent traumatic brain injuries in infants and young children.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the harmful effects of excessive sun exposure in infants and young children.
  6. Give examples of strategies caregivers can use to ensure safe sleeping habits and the prevention of SIDS/SUIDS in infants.
  7. List the most common reasons why infants and toddlers bite.
  8. Identify the most common sources of stress for young children.
  9. Identify Jean Piaget's stages of cognitive development.
  10. Identify vehicle safety hazards that pose a major threat to children.
  11. Describe the meaning of positive discipline in the classroom.
  12. Describe a classroom management plan that promotes positive reinforcement, clear expectations, and consistent implementation.
  13. Describe the difference between unintentional injuries and nonfatal injuries children can experience.
  14. Identify the causes and locations of child injuries at childcare settings.
  15. List safety risks for infants and toddlers and strategies to diminish these risks.
  16. Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical development from birth to age 2..
  17. Identify the stages and milestones of development from birth to age 2.
  18. Demonstrate understanding of appropriate interaction with infants and toddlers.
  19. List recommended feeding schedules and identify strategies for introducing new food for children birth through age three.
  20. Identify strategies for the child care provider that will promote successful child development.
  21. Identify strategies to assist children with food allergies/feeding concerns.
  22. Identify appropriate practice for the identification, prevention, and treatment of communicable diseases in childcare.
  23. Demonstrate how to develop policies and procedures that promote good hygiene
  24. Identify recommended medical and immunization schedules for children birth through age three
  25. Demonstrate an understanding of how available materials and equipment guide activity development
  26. Identify adaptations to materials and equipment for children with diagnosed special needs or delay
  27. Describe the impact of culture on infant and toddler development
  28. Identify strategies for integrating culture and diversity into an infant and toddler program
  29. Demonstrate an understanding of how to implement an Individual Family Support Plan.
  30. Identify resources for referral and specialized services.
  31. Identify theory and theorist in relation to child development.
  32. Identify the differences in major theories.
  33. Demonstrate how theory is reflective in the child care environment.
  34. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of parent/caregiver relationship
  35. Demonstrate understanding of developing strategies for involving parents in the child care setting.
  36. Identify strategies for effective communication with families.
  37. Identify different types of play.
  38. Identify ways to examine child behavior to prepare for guidance.
  39. Identify causes of obesity in children.
  40. Give examples of strategies to help children resolve conflict amongst themselves.
  41. Describe the importance of learning centers in the early childhood education environment.
  42. Describe the primary learning centers and their components.
  43. Define active play in the early childhood classroom and describe its benefits for young children.
  44. Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
  45. List benefits to a multicultural and inclusionary environment.
  46. Recognize the importance of problem solving and conflict resolution strategies with community members and families
  47. Demonstrate an understanding of potential violations of confidentiality and take steps to reduce the risk of occurrence.
  48. Recognize the needs of individualized learning for infants and toddlers.
  49. Define the term multiculturalism and how it relates to the child's environment.
  50. Demonstrate understanding of an IFSP and removing barriers
  51. List resources and the referral process for infants and toddlers with a suspected/diagnosed disability.
  52. Identify strategies in promoting sound health and safety principles for in child care.
  53. List the steps to complete a report on abuse and neglect.
  54. Identify different learning styles of young children
  55. Identify types of abuse in infants and toddlers, how to report, and who are mandated reporters.
  56. Identify theorists of guidance and discipline
  57. Identify the signs of traumatic brain injury in infants and young children.
  58. Define mental health and its Indicators in infants and young children.
  59. Recognize strategies for effective conferences with families.
  60. Demonstrate an understanding of how to be open to new perspectives and diverse others.
  61. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives, and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with that.
  62. Identify ways to reflect on one's own personal perspectives with courage and/or humility
  63. Give examples of strategies in responding to typical child care situations.
  64. Identify strategies to listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar
  65. Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment.
  66. Identify the components of the MY Plate.
  67. Demonstrate Understanding of Meal Planning for young children.
  68. Identify the requirements of an appropriate environment that will promote free exploration and manipulation.
  69. Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome
  70. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate supervision for all children’s activities.
  71. Recognize the importance of consistency, continuity, and responsiveness in supporting pro-social behaviors in children.
  72. Describe ways child care professionals can display leadership with families and the community.
  73. Demonstrate an understanding of proper food storage and preparation.
  74. Demonstrate understanding of effective listening skills in childcare.
  75. Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
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:
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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%.

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Information about this training

Hours breakdown

8 CD/7 CUR/8 HSN/7 SN/8 PRO/7 COM

Topics / Categories

Business Perks
Health, safety and nutrition
Special needs
Child development
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