Course Agenda

  • 3

    Module 1

  • 4

    Module 2

    • Module 2 Learning Outcomes

    • Child Growth and Development: Pre-Assessment

    • The Basics

    • Child Development in the School-Age Years

    • Growth and Development

    • Theorist: Erik Erikson

    • Erikson

    • Stages 1 Basic Trust vs. Basic Mistrust

    • Stages 2 Autonomy vs. Shame Doubt

    • Stage 3 Initiative vs. Guilt

    • Stage 4 Industry vs. Inferiority

    • Assignment 1

    • Assignment 2

    • Theorist: Jean Piaget

    • Cognitive Development Stages

    • Major Contributions

    • Piaget's Stages of Development

    • Assignment 3

    • Assignment 4

    • Theorist: Lawrence Kohlberg

    • Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

    • Stages of Moral Development

    • Assignment 5

    • Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Theories

    • 12 Principles of Child Development and Learning

    • Developmental Theories in Practice

    • Assignment 6

    • A Developmental Continuum

    • Developmental Profiles: Physical Development

    • Developmental Profiles: Emotional Development

    • Developmental Profiles: Social Development

    • Developmental Profiles: Intellectual Development

    • Executive Function Defined

    • Executive Function Example

    • Self-Regulation

    • Example: Self-Regulation

    • Child and Youth Development Frameworks

    • Module 2 Complete

    • Module 2 Test

  • 5

    Module 3

    • Module 3 Learning Outcomes

    • Observation and Assessment: Pre-Assessment

    • Observation and Assessment: Required Reading

    • Development of the Individual Child

    • Temperament Types

    • Why Observation

    • Curriculum Cycle

    • Celebrate Growth

    • Red Flags and Atypical Development

    • Speaking with Families

    • Assignment 1

    • Assignment 2

    • Recordkeeping 101

    • Observing and Assessing Children

    • Assignment 3

    • Objective Vs. Subjective ​

    • Objective Vs. Subjective ​Example

    • Assignment 4

    • Quantitative Vs. Qualitative ​

    • Observing Children

    • Assignment 5

    • Recording and Documenting

    • Recording Observations

    • Assess

    • Types of Assessment

    • Observations

    • Anecdotal Record

    • Observation Tools

    • Portfolios

    • Assignment 6

    • Youth Development Frameworks

    • Examples of Youth Development Frameworks

    • Assignment 7

    • Module 3 Complete

    • Module 3 Test

  • 6

    Module 4

    • Module 4 Learning Outcomes

    • Environment and Curriculum: Pre-Assessment

    • After School Programs

    • Environments Which Nurture

    • Treating all Children Respectfully and Individually

    • Setting

    • Creating an Environment

    • Preparing the Environment

    • Healthy and Safe Environment

    • Assignment 1

    • Organize for Independence

    • Parent Communication Center

    • Child-Directed Activities ​

    • Learning Centers

    • Common Learning Centers

    • Assignment 2

    • Daily Schedule Routines

    • Guidelines for Scheduling

    • Arrival Routine

    • Example Morning Routine

    • Lunch or Mealtime

    • Example Afternoon Routine

    • Departure

    • Assignment 3

    • Homework Help

    • Children with Learning Disabilities

    • Developmentally Appropriate Practice

    • Play Through the Ages

    • Early School Age Children

    • 5-6 Year Olds

    • 7-8 Year Olds

    • Assignment 4

    • 9-12 Year Olds

    • 6 Types of Play

    • Assignment 5

    • Cooperative Play

    • Making Friends

    • Independent Play

    • Assignment 6

    • Active Play

    • Constructive Play

    • Fantasy Play

    • Rule-Based Play

    • Structured Play

    • Unstructured Play

    • Assignment 7

    • Incorporate Child Choice, Reflection, Planning and Leadership

    • Reflection: Incorporating Choices

    • Module 4 Complete

    • Module 4 Test

  • 7

    Module 5

    • Module 5 Learning Outcomes

    • Required Reading

    • Health Policies

    • New Staff Orientation

    • Assignment 1

    • Abuse and Neglect

    • Family Strengths

    • Maltreatment

    • Statistics

    • Signs

    • Suspecting Abuse

    • Recognizing the Signs

    • Child Abuse Reporting

    • Report Child Abuse

    • Talking with Children

    • Disclosure

    • Myth 1

    • Myth 2

    • Myth 3

    • Myth 4

    • Myth 5

    • Myth 6

    • Myth 7

    • Myth 8

    • Myth 9

    • Myth 10

    • Myth 11

    • Myth 12

    • Assignment 2

    • Summary

    • Mandated Reporter

    • Healthy Physical Environment

    • Assignment 3

    • Regular Safety Checks

    • Safety Standards and Practices

    • Indoor Safety Scan

    • Outdoor Safety Scan

    • Supervision

    • Adult-Child Ratio

    • Burns and Fire

    • Assignment 4

    • Falls

    • Transporting Children

    • Car Seats

    • Accidents Will Happen

    • Assignment 5

    • Reflection: Module 5

    • Module 5 Complete

    • Module 5 Test

  • 8

    Module 6

    • Module 6 Learning Outcomes

    • Healthy Practices: Pre-Assessment

    • Required Reading

    • Daily Health Check

    • When Child Becomes Ill

    • Understanding the Spread of Disease

    • How Are Illnesses Spread

    • Assignment 1

    • Transmission of Germs

    • Direct Contact Germs

    • Fecal Oral Route

    • Blood Transmission

    • Assignment 2

    • Universal and Standard Precautions

    • Applying Precautions

    • Handwashing

    • Assignment 3

    • Immunizations

    • Staff Immunizations

    • Assignment 4

    • Cleaning

    • Disinfecting or Sanitizing

    • Sanitizing versus Disinfecting

    • Use Bleach Water Safely

    • Assignment 5

    • Keeping Your Classroom Healthy

    • Toileting Areas and Bedding

    • Assignment 6

    • Special Needs

    • Children with Weak Immune Systems

    • ADA

    • Medication Management

    • Medication Video

    • Assignment 7

    • Supporting Healthy Eating

    • Responsibility

    • Food Safety

    • Food Handling

    • Food Temperatures

    • Healthy Eating Style

    • Food Groups

    • Meals are Social

    • Food Allergies

    • Severe Allergies

    • Assignment 8

    • Assignment 9

    • Benefits of Physical Activity

    • Benefits

    • Limit Inactive Time

    • Supporting Physical Activity

    • Consider All Children

    • Assignment 10

    • Emergency Procedures

    • Be Prepared

    • Contact Information

    • First Aid

    • Grab And Go Bag

    • Fire Safety

    • Disaster Preparedness

    • Practice How To Evacuate

    • Emergency Process Plan

    • After the Emergency

    • Assignment 11

    • Module 6 Complete

    • Module 6 Test

  • 9

    Module 7

    • Module 7 Learning Outcomes

    • Family Partnerships: Pre-Assessment

    • Family Partnerships: Required Reading

    • Community

    • Positive Relationships and Communication

    • Family Engagement

    • Assignment 1

    • Working Parents and the Community

    • Working with the Community

    • Interact Positively with School Staff

    • Volunteers

    • Assignment 2

    • Stress

    • Types of Resources

    • Community ​Resources

    • Confidentiality

    • Assignment 3

    • Cultural Competency: Required Reading

    • Cultural Competency: Pre-Assessment

    • Every Family is Unique

    • Environmental Influences

    • Assignment 4

    • Family-Centered Practice

    • What is Culture

    • Attributes of Culture

    • Assignment 5

    • Components of Human Diversity

    • Assignment 6

    • Accept Each Family's Uniqueness

    • Self-Reflection

    • Cultural Diversity Self-Assessment

    • Being Aware of Your Own Biases

    • Development Of Identity

    • Assignment 7

    • Interacting with Children Respectfully

    • Inclusive and Respectful Environment ​

    • Supporting Diverse Families

    • The Importance of Deliberate Inclusion

    • Supporting Families with Special Needs

    • Inclusion

    • Benefits of Inclusion

    • Inclusive Classrooms

    • Modifications

    • Assignment 8

    • Positive Relationships with Families

    • Being a Responsive School Age Professional

    • Module 7 Complete

    • Module 7 Test

  • 10

    Module 8

    • Module 8 Learning Outcomes

    • The Value of Youth Voice and Expertise

    • Good Practice

    • Learning from Kids

    • Assignment 1

    • Opportunities to Make Choices

    • Providing Feedback

    • Assignment 2

    • Celebrate Children's Success

    • Celebrate Failure as a Group

    • Assignment 3

    • Module 8 Complete

    • Module 8 Test

  • 11

    Module 9

    • Module 9 Learning Outcomes

    • Building Connections with Children

    • Teaching and Personal Beliefs

    • Unconscious Bias

    • Implicit Bias

    • Children are Learning at Birth

    • Social and Emotional Development

    • Self-Awareness

    • Self-Management

    • Social Awareness

    • Relationship Skills

    • Responsible Decision-Making

    • Individual Differences

    • Culture and Self-Concept

    • Assignment 1

    • About Emotions

    • Learning to Regulate Emotions

    • Helping Children Learn to Accept Feelings

    • Positive Behavior Model

    • Assignment 2

    • You Make a Difference

    • The Factors

    • Environmental Factors

    • Developing Social Behavior

    • Communication and Interactions

    • Assignment 3

    • Communication Strategies

    • Assignment 4

    • Defining Guidance Terms

    • Definitions of Behavior Terms

    • Off-Track Behavior

    • What the Child Needs

    • Mistaken Behavior

    • Less Effective Responses

    • Direct and Indirect Guidance Techniques

    • Direct Guidance Techniques

    • Common Direct Guidance Methods

    • Assignment 5

    • Burnout

    • Stress Relief

    • Healthy Choices for You

    • Limits of Your Expertise

    • Deep Breathing

    • Assignment 6

    • Module 9 Complete

    • Module 9 Test

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    Module 10

    • Module 10 Learning Outcomes

    • Supporting Children for Life Success

    • Module 10 Pre-Assessment

    • Adverse Childhood Experiences

    • Complex Trauma

    • Stress Mountain

    • Kinds of Stress

    • Effects of Stress in Kids​

    • The Brain

    • Understanding the Brain

    • Brain Architecture

    • ACEs in Childhood

    • Blueprint for Brain Development

    • Assignment 1

    • Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development

    • Myelination

    • The Brain Never Stops Changing

    • Assignment 2

    • Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

    • Predictable Pathways

    • Homelessness and ACEs

    • Defining Homelessness

    • Identifying Homelessness in Children

    • Assignment 3

    • Ready to Learn

    • Behavior and Brain Development

    • Assignment 4

    • Where do we go from here

    • Supportive Families

    • Resources for Families

    • Resiliency

    • The Science of Resilience

    • Moving Forward

    • Assignment 5

    • Positive Relationships

    • Self-Care Inspires Compassion

    • Developing Self-regulation

    • Self-Care for the Caregiver

    • Recognize Symptoms

    • Assignment 6

    • Commit!

    • Regulating Emotions

    • Supporting Through Distress

    • Redirect

    • Self-Calming Techniques for Children

    • Assignment 7

    • Breathing Exercises

    • Emotional Triggers

    • Assignment 8

    • Module 10 Complete

    • Module 10 Test

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