Child Day Care Management Expert Program

Price: 
$3,250.00
Category: 
Education & Children
Combined Hours: 
585
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Our online Child Day Care Management Expert Program can provide you with the information to take the first step toward earning an attractive child care worker salary demonstrating how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. This program also focuses on the most current research and latest developments in health, safety and nutrition as well as their application in multiple settings.

Child Day Care Management

Do you love being around children? Have you ever thought about becoming a child care worker or wondered if you could start a home day care business? Our Child Day Care Management course can provide you with the information to take the first step toward gaining a rewarding career in education! Through this course, you can learn the key concepts involved in being a child care worker. You could even learn some basic ideas on how to start a home day care business!
A child care worker is a special person who helps children grow, learn, and gain new skills every day. A child care worker also provides behavioral and emotional support so children feel safe and comfortable while with a child care worker. 

Prerequisite(s): None

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

Our Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition course explores the role of early childhood educators in fulfilling the nutrition, health and safety needs of young children in their care. This course identifies the professional standards of the field and discusses best practices for applying them in the early care setting.  Students will learn how to teach healthy practices and to promote the overall wellness of children. Our Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition course is for anyone who works in a role that touches children's lives. The material is based on the most current research and reflects the latest developments in health, safety and nutrition as well as their application in multiple settings.

Prerequisite(s): None

Early Childhood Development

Early education classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and caregivers must be prepared to meet the unique needs of all children in their care. Our Early Childhood Development course provides a broad overview of development in children across the world. We identify elements of typical and atypical development, as well as physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and intellectual characteristics in children from diverse backgrounds.

Prerequisite: None

 

** Course Subject to Change.

Child Day Care Management

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the elements involved in observation, assessment, and evaluation
  • Identify methods and considerations for developing curriculum
  • Recognize the basics of science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Describe elements of language, literacy, art, and music
  • Recall the elements involved in starting a daycare business

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the principles of integrating a healthy childhood lifestyle to achieve optimal growth and development
  • List the basics of infectious diseases and how they affect health
  • Identify the methods for maintaining a safe environment which reduces the risk of injury
  • Recall the procedures for assessing social and emotional development of children
  • Recognize the standards of nutrition and the process of planning healthy meals

Early Childhood Development

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall theories and perspectives on child development
  • Identify features of genetics, prenatal development, and birth
  • Recognize characteristics of development in newborns, infants, and toddlers
  • Discuss components of development in preschool age children
  • Recall aspects of development in primary age children

Child Day Care Management

Child Day Care Management Module 1
Observation, Assessment, Evaluation and Documentation

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Importance of Play
  • Communication with Families
  • Process of Evaluation
  • Purposes of Observation, Assessment, and Evaluation
  • Plan of Observation
  • Methods of Evaluation
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Documentation

Child Day Care Management Module 2
Curriculum and Learning Enviroment 

  • Process of Planning and Scheduling
  • Schedules and Routines
  • Curriculum Development
  • Anti-Bias Considerations
  • Themes, Units, Projects, and Webs
  • Lesson Plans
  • Managing the Early Childhood Environment
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Supplies
  • Managing the Environment with Appropriate Guidance Techniques

Child Day Care Management Module 3
Science and Technology 

  • Science in Early Childhood Defined
  • Developmental Stages of Science Play and Learning
  • Planning and Preparing the Environment
  • Integrating Science in the Curriculum
  • Diversity of Science
  • Technology in Early Childhood Defined
  • Integrating technology in the Curriculum
  • Diversity in Technology

Child Day Care Management Module 4
Engineering and Math

  • Engineering Play, Block Play, and Woodworking Defined
  • Developmental Stages of Block Building
  • Integrating Engineering and Construction Play in the Curriculum
  • Developmental Stages of Math
  • Integrating Math Activities into the Curriculum
  • Diversity in Math Play

Child Day Care Management Module 5
Language, Literacy and Art

  • Language, Literacy, and Literature Defined
  • Developmental Stages of Language and Literacy
  • Literacy Development of Young Children
  • Integrating Language and Literacy into the Curriculum
  • Developmental Stages of Art
  • Planning and Preparing the Environment
  • Diversity in Visual Arts

Child Day Care Management Module 6
Music and Performing Arts

  • Developmental Stages of Music
  • Integrating Music Play in the Curriculum
  • Creating Partnerships with Families
  • Dramatic Play and Social Studies Defined
  • Developmental Stages of Dramatic Play and Social Studies
  • Integrating Dramatic Play and Social Studies in the Curriculum
  • Diversity in Dramatic Play and Social Studies

Child Day Care Management Module 7
Physical Senses of the Body 

  • Fine Motor and Manipulatives
  • Large Motor and Outdoor Play
  • Integrating Large Muscle and Outdoor Play
  • Sensory Play
  • Developmental Stages

Child Day Care Management Module 8
Establishing Your Business

  • Getting Off to a Good Start
  • Advertising Your Business
  • Establishing the Ground Rules
  • Preparation for the Children
  • Health and Safety

Child Day Care Management Module 9
Running Your Business

  • Building a Good Relationship with Parents
  • Craft Recipes
  • Play and Learn Activities
  • Troubleshooting
  • Starting a Mother’s Day Out Program

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 1
Children’s Well-Being and Health Observations

  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Children’s Growth and Development
  • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Promoting Children’s Health
  • Observation as a Screening Tool
  • Daily Health Checks
  • Family Involvement
  • Health Education

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 2
Health Assessments and Special Medical Conditions

  • Health Records
  • Screening Procedures
  • Referrals
  • Inclusive Education: Supporting Children’s Success
  • Common Chronic Diseases
  • Chronic Medical Conditions

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 3
Infectious Process and Childhood Illnesses

  • Risk Factors
  • Communicable Illness
  • Stages of Illness
  • Control Measures
  • Common Communicable Childhood Illnesses
  • Common Acute Childhood Illnesses

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 4
High-Quality Environments and Safety Management

  • Identifying High-Quality Programs
  • Early Childhood Program Licensure
  • Features of High-Quality Programs
  • Guidelines for Safe Environments
  • Safety Management
  • Risk Management
  • Implementing Safety Practices
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 5
Keeping Children Safe

  • Responding to Medical Emergencies
  • Emergency Care vs. First Aid
  • Discipline vs. Punishment
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Understanding the Risk Factors for Maltreatment
  • Reporting Laws
  • Family Involvement in Health and Safety Education
  • Teacher Inservice in Health and Safety Education
  • Effective Instructional Design
  • Activity Plans

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 6
Food and Nutrients: Basic Concepts

  • Nutrition Guidelines
  • MyPlate
  • Food Labels
  • Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins
  • Children and At-Risk Nutrients
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water and Growth

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 7
Nutrition and the Young Child

  • Feeding Infants
  • Meeting the Infant’s Nutritional Needs for Growth and Brain Development
  • Feeding Time for the Infant
  • Introducing Semi-Sold Foods
  • Feeding Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-Age Children
  • Challenges of Feeding
  • Promoting Healthy Eating Habits

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 8
Developing Menus and Food Safety 

  • Developing the Menu
  • Nutritious Snacks
  • Planning the Menu Within Budget
  • Food Safety
  • Food-Related Illness
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
  • Food-Borne Illnesses
  • Rationale for Teaching Children about Nutrition
  • Developing Lesson Plans for Nutrition Activities

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development Module 1
Studying Early Childhood Development

  • What is Early Childhood Development?
  • Western Perspectives on Childhood
  • Interactions with Children
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Observing Children and Identifying Special needs
  • Understanding and Appreciating Diversity
  • Advocacy and Shaping of Public Policy

Early Childhood Development Module 2
Research and Assessment

  • Early Child Study
  • Correlational Studies
  • Experimental Studies
  • Qualitative/Ethnographic Studies
  • Assessment and Accountability Movement
  • Summative Assessment
  • Formative Assessment
  • Assessment to Identify Disabilities

Early Childhood Development Module 3
Theories of Child Development

  • Maturationist Theory
  • Behaviorist Theory
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Cognitive-Developmental Theory
  • Neo-Piagetian Theories
  • Sociocultural Theory
  • Information Processing Theory
  • Ecological Systems Theory
  • Neuroscience and Theories of Development

Early Childhood Development Module 4
Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth

  • Genes and Chromosomes
  • Hereditary Diseases
  • Genetics from a Multicultural Perspective
  • Prenatal Development
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Western Childbirth Procedures

Early Childhood Development Module 5   
The Newborn

  • Physical Characteristics of Newborns
  • Newborn Psychological States
  • Sleeping and Waking Activity States
  • Crying
  • Breastfeeding
  • Reflexes
  • Newborns with Special Needs
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Environmental Risk Factors
  • Poor Health Status and Prematurity
  • Protecting the Newborn Brain

Early Childhood Development Module 6
Physical and Cognitive Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • Motor Abilities
  • Self-Care Skills
  • Perceptual Development of Infants and Toddlers
  • Brain Growth of Infants and Toddlers
  • Visual and Hearing Impairments
  • Infant and Toddler Obesity

Early Childhood Development Module 7
Language, Social, and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Receptive Communication
  • Productive Communication
  • First Words
  • Two-Word Utterances
  • Infant and Toddler Literacy
  • Trust and Attachment
  • Autonomy of Toddlers
  • Temperament
  • Early Emotions
  • Relationships and Egocentrism

Early Childhood Development Module 8
Physical, Motor, and Cognitive Development in Preschool Years

  • Gross Motor Development
  • Motor Play and Culture
  • Body-Brain Connection
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Artistic Development
  • Gender and Motor Development
  • Piaget’s Theory
  • Vygotsky’s Perspective on Cognitive Development
  • Information Processing
  • Academic Skills and Assessment

Early Childhood Development Module 9
Language, Social, and Emotional Development in Preschool Years

  • Sociodramatic Play
  • Facilitating the Play
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Literacy Development
  • Emotional Growth
  • Peer Status and Friendships
  • Culture and Prosocial Behaviors
  • Sources of Variation in Social Competence

Early Childhood Development Module 10
Physical, Motor, and Cognitive Development in Primary Years

  • Physical Appearance and Stature
  • Poverty and Health Status
  • Motor Play and Culture
  • Modern Threats to Play
  • Schools Across Cultures
  • Intelligence
  • Culture and Traditional School Subjects
  • Critique of Traditional Theories
  • Metacognitive
  • Culture and School Success

Early Childhood Development Module 11
Language, Social, and Emotional Development in Primary Years

  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Writing in the Primary Years
  • Reading Development
  • Literacy and Culture
  • Sense of Competence
  • Types of Self-Esteem
  • Early Identity Formation
  • Peer Relationships
  • Moral Development

Early Childhood Development Module 12
Parents, Families, and Children

  • Types of Families
  • Family Members Who Influence Children’s Development
  • Parent Beliefs About Child Development
  • Parenting Styles
  • Adult-Child Interactions
  • Risk and Protective Factors

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Child Day Care Management

Upon successful completion of our Child Day Care Management course, students will be prepared for a job in the Child Day Care industry and, in part, for the education requirements to become an NCCB Certified Child Care Worker (CCCW).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player