CDA Preschool Renewal - online course

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CDA Preschool 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 preschoolers. This child care course provides all the needed hours in all eight of the CDA's competency standards.

Después de recibir su credencial CDA, los profesionales de cuidado infantil deben completar cursos para renovar cada tres años antes de que caduquen sus credenciales. El propósito de la renovación es reafirmar el conocimiento y la competencia del proveedor para enseñar a niños en edad preescolar. Este curso de cuidado infantil brinda todas las horas necesarias en los ocho estándares de competencia de CDA.


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. Explain the role of respect in children’s behavior.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the harmful effects of excessive sun exposure in infants and young children.
  6. Identify the most common sources of stress for young children.
  7. Identify Jean Piaget's stages of cognitive development.
  8. Identify vehicle safety hazards that pose a major threat to children.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of how to keep children safe while in vehicles and school buses.
  10. Describe the meaning of positive discipline in the classroom.
  11. Describe a classroom management plan that promotes positive reinforcement, clear expectations, and consistent implementation.
  12. Identify the causes and locations of child injuries at childcare settings.
  13. Identify strategies for the child care provider that will promote successful child development.
  14. Identify strategies to assist children with food allergies/feeding concerns.
  15. Demonstrate how to develop policies and procedures that promote good hygiene
  16. Identify adaptations to materials and equipment for children with diagnosed special needs or delay
  17. Identify resources for referral and specialized services.
  18. Identify theory and theorist in relation to child development.
  19. Identify the differences in major theories.
  20. Demonstrate how theory is reflective in the child care environment.
  21. Demonstrate understanding of developing strategies for involving parents in the child care setting.
  22. Identify strategies for effective communication with families.
  23. Identify ways to examine child behavior to prepare for guidance.
  24. Identify causes of obesity in children.
  25. Describe the importance of learning centers in the early childhood education environment.
  26. Describe the primary learning centers and their components.
  27. Define active play in the early childhood classroom and describe its benefits for young children.
  28. Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
  29. List benefits to a multicultural and inclusionary environment.
  30. Recognize the importance of problem solving and conflict resolution strategies with community members and families
  31. Demonstrate an understanding of potential violations of confidentiality and take steps to reduce the risk of occurrence.
  32. Identify factors that may influence learning for a child in the preschool environment.
  33. Define the term multiculturalism and how it relates to the child's environment.
  34. Demonstrate understanding of an IEP and removing barriers
  35. List resources and the referral process for preschoolers with a suspected/diagnosed disability.
  36. Define Adverse Childhood Experiences and identify its effects on child development
  37. Identify strategies to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences
  38. Identify strategies in promoting sound health and safety principles for in child care.
  39. List which professions are mandated reporters.
  40. Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical development from age 2 to 5.
  41. Identify the nutritional needs of children aged four and above.
  42. Identify theorists of guidance and discipline
  43. Identify appropriate practices communicable diseases/illnesses and immunizations and their schedules in child care setting
  44. Recognize strategies for effective conferences with families.
  45. Demonstrate an understanding of how to be open to new perspectives and diverse others.
  46. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives, and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with that.
  47. Identify ways to reflect on one's own personal perspectives with courage and/or humility
  48. Identify strategies to listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar
  49. Identify strategies to make connections and interact substantively with those who are different from oneself
  50. Demonstrate communication skills that enable intercultural communication, including effective listening skills
  51. Identify ways to interact respectfully and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts
  52. Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment.
  53. List examples ways to incorporate inclusion and equity in the classroom
  54. Identify the components of the MY Plate.
  55. Identify strategies for working with children with special needs.
  56. Identify different types of play in children ages 2 to 5.
  57. Identify stages and milestones of development for ages 1 to 5
  58. Demonstrate an understanding of how play promotes development.
  59. Identify strategies to facilitate learning in the early childhood classroom using various methods.
  60. Demonstrate an understanding of how to implement an Individual Education Plan.
  61. Demonstrate Understanding of Meal Planning for young children.
  62. Define basic skills children should have when they begin kindergarten
  63. Identify best practices in room arrangement for the preschool setting.
  64. Identify the signs of child abuse and neglect.
  65. Recognize the importance of collaborating to improve academic performance.
  66. Give examples of strategies to help children resolve conflict amongst themselves.
  67. Distinguish appropriate indoor safety concerns
  68. Distinguish appropriate outdoor safety concerns
  69. Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
  70. Describe the various forms of bullying
  71. Demonstrate appropriate/effective responses as they relate to a variety of typical child care scenarios.
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 Please consult our frequently asked questions page for other questions or feel free to contact us.

Information about this training

Hours breakdown

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

Topics / Categories

Health, safety and nutrition
Special needs
Child development
Business Perks
CDA Plus
Not Applicable


Kayla Pyles
Date: 09/20/22
Sila Mardinoglu
Date: 01/23/23
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