Course Catalog for Individual Purchase

Guidance Category

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Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies (Part 2)

Positive ways to guide a child's behavior

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Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies (Part 1)

Positive ways to guide a child's behavior

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Using Natural Consequences

Structuring creative learning opportunities for children

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Understanding the Misbehaving Child (Part 3 The Power-seeking Child)

Understanding the basic needs of a child, and the reasons for misbehavior

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Understanding the Misbehaving Child (Part 2 The Attention-seeking Child)

Understanding the basic needs of a child, and the reasons for misbehavior

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Understanding the Misbehaving Child (Part 1 Why Children Misbehave)

Understanding the basic needs of a child, and the reasons for misbehavior

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Stress Management and Young Children

Stress Management and Young Children

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Separating the Child from the Behavior

Unconditional love requires disciplining the behavior while still affirming the child

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Handling Feelings

Teaching a child how to handle negative feelings

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Giving Encouragement

Establishing a positive childcare environment through encouragement

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Developing a Sense of Responsibility

Assisting children to take responsibility for their behavior

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Creating Logical Consequences

Responding to children's bad behavior with logical consequences

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Conveying Unconditional Love

Showing love to children through both words and actions

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Bully-Proofing

Helping a child learn how to deal with bullies

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Avoiding Over-Reaction

Responding appropriately to a child's behavior

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A New Style of Caregiving

Changing from fear-based relationships to love-based relationships

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Family and Community Relationships Category

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Effective Communication with Families

Creating an open, honest line of communication with parents

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Child Growth and Development Category

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The Childhood Brain

An explanation of the three parts of the brain

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Early Childhood Brain Development

How a child's brain develops and the stages of development

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Communication Appropriate to the Stages of Children’s Brain Development

Understanding verbal skills and brain development at different stages

Cultural and Individual Diversity Category

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Letting Children Be Themselves

Celebrating the uniqueness of each child

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Encouraging an Appreciation of Cultural Diversity with Children and Families

Ways to encourage inclusion and celebrate cultural diversity

Health and Safety Category

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Transportation Safety (Part 2)

Part 2 of a 2 part course on how to safely transport children in your care

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Transportation Safety (Part 1)

Part 1 of a 2 part course on how to safely transport children in your care

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Emergency Preparedness

How to prepare for and respond to emergency situations

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Preventing and Responding to Allergic Reactions

How to prevent, recognize, and respond to allergic reactions

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Administering Medications

When and how to administer medicine to children in your care

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Warning Signs Indicating a Child May Be a Victim

How to recognize the signs of potential abuse or neglect

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Building and Physical Premises Safety Guidelines (and Hazardous Materials)

Guidelines to ensure a safe childcare environment (also covers the use, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials)

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Safe sleep practices for infants so that they will be less likely to be victims of SIDS

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Shaken Baby Syndrome and Head Trauma

Recognizing and preventing abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome

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Procedures for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

How to report suspected abuse or neglect

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Preventing the Spread of Communicable Diseases

Immunizations and other health precautions to prevent the spread of illnesses.

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Factors that Place a Child At-Risk for Child Abuse or Neglect

Risk factors that increase the possibility of child abuse or neglect

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Creating a Safe, Inviting Physical Environment

A plan for creating an organized, attractive, and inviting setting for children

Observation and Assessment Category

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Working with Children Who Exhibit ADHD-like Behavior

Working with an energy-charged child

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Discovering Islands of Competence

Helping children discover their unique gifts and stregths

Professional Practice, Methods and Curriculum category

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STEM for Preschoolers

Incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math concepts into a preschool curriculum

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Teaching Tips for a Successful Circle Time

Tips to make circle time one of the highlights of each day

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Encouraging Early Literacy Skills

Fostering a love of books while promoting early literacy skills

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Teaching Math to Preschoolers

Best practices and suggested activities for preschool math instruction

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The Vital Connection Between Unconditional Love and a Child’s Positive Self-Concept

How receiving unconditional love affects a child's self-esteem

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Learning Activities for Infants

Age-appropriate activities for babies' cognitive development

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Establishing Boundaries

The need for some structure in the life of a child

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Developing New Strategies

The importance of developing new strategies when caring for young children

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Delaying Gratification

Helping a child learn how to delay immediate pleasure in order to enjoy long-term gain

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Creating a Supportive Environment for the Caregiver

Providing a nurturing environment for the caregivers

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Creating a Nurturing Emotional Environment

Offering a supportive, caring environment

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Becoming an Advocate of the Child

The importance of a nurturing relationship between the caregiver and the child

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Age-Appropriate Activities for Children

Activities that are appropriate for children from birth through age 4

Professionalism Category

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The Caregiver as an Educator

Helping the child learn about himself and the world around him

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Stress Management and the Childcare Provider

Combating the stress that many childcare providers experience in the workplace

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Preventing Sexual Harassment

Using common sense and good judgment in preventing sexual harassment

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Practicing Positive Self-Imaging

Using self-imaging techniques to maintain a positive attitude and to promote personal success

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Focusing Our Communication

Tools for building successful adult-child communication

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