Transportation Safety (Part 2)

This course is a continuation of Transportation Safety (Part 1). This lesson focuses more on the driving aspect of transportation and includes topics such as preparing the vehicle to drive, driving defensively, practicing safety when it comes to traffic laws, and navigating dangerous driving conditions.

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Developing New Strategies

The act of developing new strategies is an ongoing one. Even the most sound concepts may eventually become ineffective if a child catches on, which can necessitate the development of a new strategy. Learn some tried and true strategies for capturing children’s attention and facilitating a smoother day.

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Establishing Boundaries

Preschool can be the age in which children seek to assert their independence and test limits, but it is also an age in which they begin to take more responsibility for their actions and gain greater self-control over their behaviors. Learn how to make rules that are both fair and

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Learning Activities for Infants

While infants still have many needs to be met such as diapering and feeding, it is also essential that caregivers for this age group incorporate learning activities into their daily routine. Learn some fun activities for an infant curriculum that focuses on social interaction and play and helps infants learn

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Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies (Part 1)

This course reviews the top ten guidance and discipline strategies adapted from 101 Positive Principles of Discipline compiled by Dr. Kitty Kersey. Topics include the following strategies: demonstrating respect, making a big deal, incompatible alternative, choice, when/then, connect before you correct, validation, good head on your shoulders, belonging and significance,

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Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies (Part 2)

A continuation of Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies Part 1, this course focuses on roughly ninety additional strategies for early childhood professionals, such as: allow imperfection, anticipation, apology, bite your lip, blame it on the rules, brainstorming, change of environment, chill out, class meeting, cueing, divide and conquer, empowerment, encouragement,

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Teaching Math to Preschoolers

With elementary math becoming more rigorous, more preschools are incorporating a math program into their curriculums. In this course caregivers can identify strategies for building a more effective math program as well as daily activities and games to incorporate in the classroom and generate excitement about the subject.

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Preventing and Responding to Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions have become increasingly common in children and can be life-threatening for some individuals. As a caregiver this course teaches you how to prevent, recognize, and respond to allergic reactions. Find out what is required for an emergency plan and ask a parent to provide you with one. Discover

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Encouraging Early Literacy Skills

Reading is proven to be one of the primary indicators of academic success later in life. The love of reading can begin as early as birth and is best cultivated at a young age. Learn new and creative ways to get children excited about hearing a nursery rhyme, taking a

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Teaching Tips for a Successful Circle Time

The daily ritual of circle time is a long-standing tradition in classrooms due to its ability to incorporate communication and socialization skills while learning academics. This course is designed to help caregivers establish circle time routines as well as ways to capture and maintain children’s attention. Caregivers also learn to

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Emergency Preparedness

It is more important than ever in today’s modern society to understand, plan, and implement emergency preparedness. Learn how to address a crisis while still protecting and comforting the children in your care. This course addresses topics such as relocating, taking shelter and locking down, and offers practical tips for

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STEM for Preschoolers

Exposing preschoolers and even toddlers to a STEM curriculum is linked to higher academic growth and the development of early critical thinking and reasoning skills. In this course caregivers learn some fun STEM activities dealing with measuring, floating, building, and more that they can incorporate in a toddler or preschool

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Transportation Safety (Part 1)

A staggering number of children aged twelve and younger die in vehicle crashes each year. The goal of this course is to review safety restraints, safety precautions when loading and unloading children from a vehicle, and what to keep in the vehicle so you can better practice transportation safety.

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Administering Medications

As a caregiver, the health and safety of the children you care for should be a priority. There are instances in which a parent may ask a caregiver to administer medication to a child. This course is designed to educate caregivers about obtaining proper authorization, administering medication as directed by

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Discovering Islands of Competence

Recognizing their own self-worth is an essential part of a child feeling good about themselves and what they do. This course is designed to help caregivers aid children in finding their strengths and gifts and then provide them with the support and encouragement to cultivate them. Learn how to grow

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Working with Children Who Exhibit ADHD-like Behavior

ADHD is seldom diagnosed in a child six years old or younger. However, whether a child may have clinical ADHD or only exhibits some of the behaviors such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness, the effect on a caregiver and other children can be the same. Learn how to keep up

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Focusing Our Communication

This course is designed to help you perfect the art of adult and child communication. Become educated about a child’s attention span and learn how critical timing can be, especially when it comes to confrontational communication. In addition to discovering four key tips for guiding confrontational communication, caregivers can also

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Practicing Positive Self-Imaging

Self-doubt can be a normal part of childhood that typically results from receiving negative feedback from others, but teaching a child to practice positive self-imaging can be an excellent tool for managing unhelpful criticism. In this course caregivers will be taught key affirmations to offer to children, as well as

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Preventing Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can occur anywhere, and it is important that it is handled appropriately. This course touches on student-to-student harassment, adult-student harassment, and adult-to-adult harassment. Learn more about all three of these areas in terms of how they may look, guidelines for reporting, and how to investigate.

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