Course curriculum

  • 6

    Topic 1: Chapter 1

    • Health Policies

    • Written Policies

    • Reflect: Ilnesses

    • Possible Answer

    • Topic 1: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 7

    Topic 1: Chapter 2

    • Keeping Children Healthy

    • Daily Health Check

    • Too Ill?

    • Look, Listen, Feel, Smell

    • Reflect: Excluding Children

    • Possible Answer

    • Discussion Topic

    • Topic 1: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 8

    Topic 1: Chapter 3

    • Medication Management

    • Medication in Child Care

    • Key Points to Medication Management

    • Topic 1: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding

  • 9

    Topic 1: Chapter 4

    • Understanding the Spread of Disease

    • Spread of Illness

    • Discussion Topic

    • Transmission of Germs

    • Airborne Germs

    • Direct Contact Germs

    • Fecal-Oral Route Germs

    • Blood Contact Transmission

    • Topic 1: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding

  • 10

    Topic 1: Chapter 5

    • Universal and Standard Precautions

    • Applying Universal and Standard Precautions

    • Proper Handwashing

    • Tips for Handwashing

    • Discussion Topic

    • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Aprons

    • Face Masks

    • Eye Protection

    • Small Plastic Bags

    • Gloves

    • Discussion Topic

    • Topic 1: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 11

    Topic 1: Chapter 6

    • Keeping Your Classroom Healthy

    • Guidelines for Cleaning

    • Keeping the Classroom Clean

    • Cleaning

    • What's the Difference?

    • Using Bleach-Water

    • Universal and Standard Precautions: Sanitizing

    • Universal and Standard Precautions: Disinfecting

    • Commercial Disinfectants

    • Topic 1: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 12

    Topic 1: Chapter 7

    • Universal and Standard Precautions: Immunizations

    • Staff Immunizations

    • Topic 1: Chapter 7 Check for Understanding

  • 13

    Topic 1: Chapter 8

    • Children with Special Needs

    • Developmental Disabilities

    • Chronic Illness

    • Weak Immune Systems

    • The Americans with Disabilities Act

    • Consider these Questions

    • Topic 1: Chapter 8 Check for Understanding

  • 14

    Topic 1: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 1 Completion

    • Topic 1 Reflection

    • Unit 1 Topic 1 Quiz

  • 15

    Topic 2: Environmental Safety

    • Unit 1 Topic 2

    • Topic 2: Course Description

    • Topic 2: Pre-Assessment

  • 16

    Topic 2: Chapter 1

    • Environmental Health and Safety

    • Injuries in Child Care

    • Discussion Topic

    • Causes of Injuries

    • Safe or Unsafe

    • Topic 2: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 17

    Topic 2: Chapter 2

    • Risk of Injury and Stages of Development

    • Birth to 12 Months

    • 1 to 5 Years

    • Hazards by Developmental Age

    • Topic 2: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 18

    Topic 2: Chapter 3

    • Safety Policies and Behavior Management

    • Examples of Safe Practices

    • Supervision

    • Liability

    • Supervision Worksheet

  • 19

    Topic 2: Chapter 4

    • Safety Standards

    • Regular Safety Checks

    • Discussion Topic

    • Indoor Safety Scan

    • Outdoor Safety Scan

    • Hazards Worksheet

  • 20

    Topic 2: Chapter 5

    • Burns and Fire

    • Causes of Burns

    • Burn and Fire Prevention

    • Choking, Strangulation and Suffocation

    • Airway Obstruction

    • Choking Suffocation Hazards

    • Falls

    • Falls and Modifying Equipment

    • Reduce Falls

    • Poisoning

    • Poisoning Prevention

    • Identifying Poison Risks

    • Drowning

    • Water Emergency Response

    • Toy-Related Injuries

    • Seven Toy Dangers

    • Topic 2: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 21

    Topic 2: Chapter 6

    • Emergency Procedures

    • Emergency Preparation

    • First Aid

    • Incident Log

    • Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness

    • Missing Child

    • Authorized Pick-Ups

    • After the Emergency

    • Topic 2: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 22

    Topic 2: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 2 Completion

    • Topic 2 Reflection

    • Unit 1 Topic 2 Quiz

  • 23

    Topic 3: Life on the Playground

    • Unit 1 Topic 3

    • Topic 3: Course Description

    • Pre-Assessment

  • 24

    Topic 3: Chapter 1

  • 25

    Topic 3: Chapter 2

    • Playground Safety Facts

    • Outdoor Spaces

    • Entrapments

    • Entanglements

    • Sharp Objects

    • Tripping Hazards

    • Fencing

    • Poisonous Plants

    • Lighting and Shade

    • Equipment

    • Swings

    • Ride on Toys

    • Guardrails

    • Merry-go-rounds

    • Playground Hazards

  • 26

    Topic 3: Chapter 3

    • Number One Safety Measure

    • Guidelines for Surface Materials

    • Safe Surface Materials

    • Maintaining Equipment and Ground Cover

    • Maintaining the Playground

  • 27

    Topic 3: Chapter 4

    • Creating Rules for the Playground

    • Supervising the Playground

    • Proper Supervision

    • Keeping Kids Safe

  • 28

    Topic 3: Chapter 5

    • Playground Skills

    • Development and Outdoor Play

    • Play and Social Skills

    • Lesson Plan: End of the Rainbow Treasure Hunt

    • Worksheet: End of the Rainbow Treasure Hunt

    • Response: End of the Rainbow Treasure Hunt

  • 29

    Topic 3: Chapter 6

    • The Brain at Play

    • Risk vs. Hazard

    • Healthy Risk Taking

    • Risk vs Hazard Assignment

  • 30

    Topic 3: Chapter 7

    • Lesson Plan: STEAM Stone Stacking

    • Worksheet: STEAM Stone Stacking

    • Response: STEAM Stone Stacking

    • Lesson Plan: DIY Recycled Outdoor Music Station

    • Worksheet: DIY Recycled Outdoor Music Station

    • Response: DIY Recycled Outdoor Music Station

    • Lesson Plan: Sight Word Hopscotch

    • Worksheet: Sight Word Hopscotch

    • Response: Sight Word Hopscotch

    • Lesson Plan: Sensory Sandbox

    • Worksheet: Sensory Sandbox

    • Response: Sensory Sandbox

    • Lesson Plan: Nature Tummy Time

    • Worksheet: Nature Tummy Time

  • 31

    Topic 3: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 3 Completion

    • Topic 3 Reflection

    • Unit 1 Topic 3 Quiz

  • 32

    Topic 4: Supporting Physical Growth and Development in Young Children

    • Unit 1 Topic 4

    • Topic 4: Course Description

    • Topic 4: Pre-Assessment

  • 33

    Topic 4: Chapter 1

    • Physical Development

    • Physical Activity

    • Benefits of Physical Activity

    • Topic 4: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 34

    Topic 4: Chapter 2

    • Infants: Birth through 11 months

    • Sample Policies for Programs

    • Video: Infants

    • Topic 4: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 35

    Topic 4: Chapter 3

    • Toddlers: 1 through 2 years old

    • Video: Toddlers

    • Topic 4: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding

  • 36

    Topic 4: Chapter 4

    • Preschoolers: 3 through 5 years old

    • Video: Preschool

    • Topic 4: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding

  • 37

    Topic 4: Chapter 5

    • Active Playtime

    • Tips for Active Playtime

    • Structured Physical Activities

    • Physical Activity Tips

    • Supporting Physical Activity

    • Encourage Physical Activity

    • Limit Inactive Time

    • Topic 4: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 38

    Topic 4: Chapter 6

    • Outdoor Active Play

    • Support Outdoor Active Play

    • Reflect: Outdoor Play

    • Topic 4: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 39

    Topic 4: Chapter 7

    • Supporting Physical Activity Indoors

    • More Ways to Support

    • Environments that Promote Physical Activity

    • Things to Remember

    • Topic 4: Chapter 7 Check for Understanding

  • 40

    Topic 4: Chapter 8

    • Consider All Children

    • Special Needs

    • Create a More Inclusive Environment

    • Topic 4: Chapter 8 Check for Understanding

  • 41

    Topic 4: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 4 Completion

    • Topic 4 Reflection

    • Unit 1 Topic 4 Quiz

  • 42

    Topic 5: Bite by Bite: Healthy Meals for Young Children

    • Unit 1 Topic 5

    • Topic 5: Course Description

    • Topic 5: Pre-Assessment

  • 43

    Topic 5: Chapter 1

    • Supporting Healthy Eating

    • Responsibilities of a Child Care Professional

    • Food Safety

    • Food Handling ​

    • Worksheet: Food Safety

    • Response: Food Safety

    • Topic 5: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 44

    Topic 5: Chapter 2

    • Learning about Nutrition

    • Tips to Encourage Good Attitudes and Eating Habits

    • More Tips

    • Beverages

    • Beverage Tips

    • Regulations Regarding Serving Milk

    • Topic 5: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 45

    Topic 5: Chapter 3

    • Frequency of Meals and Snacks

    • Meals and Snacks

    • More about Menus and Variety

    • Vitamin C

    • Vitamin A

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    • Nutrition Guidelines

    • Special Dietary Concerns

    • Individual Health Plan - Child Care

    • Individual Health Plan - Family and Child

    • Topic 5: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding

  • 46

    Topic 5: Chapter 4

    • Sample Menus

    • Worksheet: Menus

    • Family Style Dining

    • Family Style Dining Tips

    • Topic 5: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding

  • 47

    Topic 5: Chapter 5

    • Nutrition Education

    • Nutrition Education for Children

    • Exploring Nutrition

    • Nutrition Activities

    • Field Trips

    • Topic 5: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 48

    Topic 5: Chapter 6

    • Developing Good Eating Habits with Children

    • Worksheet: Healthy Habits

    • Teaching About Food Groups

    • Grains and Vegetables

    • Fruits and Dairy

    • Protein and Fats

    • The Scoop on Fats and Sugars

    • Children and Food

    • Desserts

    • Foods from Outside the Facility

    • Fundraising

    • Topic 5: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 49

    Topic 5: Wrapping It Up

    • Topic 5 Completion

    • Topic 5 Reflection

    • Unit 1 Topic 5 Quiz

  • 50

    CDA Professional Portfolio

    • Benefits of Creating a Professional Portfolio

    • Express Individuality

    • Self-Reflection

    • Receive Feedback

    • Potential Employers

    • Resource Compilation

    • The Professional Portfolio

    • CDA Professional Portfolio Template

    • Organizing Your Professional Portfolio

    • CDA Professional Portfolio Examples

    • Organizing Your Professional Portfolio

    • Materials for Binder

    • Materials for File Box

    • Put It Together

  • 51

    Competency Statements

    • Competency Statements

    • Reflective Statements of Competence Guidelines

    • Competency Statements Example

    • Competency Goal Statements

  • 52

    The Resource Collection

    • Resource Collection

  • 53

    Time to Start Building the Portfolio

    • Competency Standards Book

    • Let's Build Your Portfolio

    • Assignment Instructions

  • 54

    Cover Page

    • Portfolio Cover Sheet

  • 55

    Tab A - Education

    • CDA Education

  • 56

    Tab B - Family Questionnaires

    • Family Questionnaires

  • 57

    Professional Portfolio Assignment

    • Assignments

    • Select CDA Setting

    • Tab C - RC 1-2 Weekly Menu

    • Competency Statement 1

    • Professional Portfolio Resources

  • 58

    Unit 1 Wrapping it Up

    • Unit 1 Review

    • Unit 1 Feedback Form

    • ATTENTION