Archives: Courses

Sep
09

Outdoor Play

This course focuses on the importance and benefits of outdoor time for children of all ages. There are ideas for “out of the box” outdoor activities for all budgets. Course Length – 2.0 Hours. The course answers the following questions: Do infants really need outdoor time? What weather conditions are safe for children to have […]

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Jul
24

Communicating with Families to Support Children with Developmental Delays

Many childcare providers are hesitant to discuss observed behaviors with parents and caregivers surrounding developmental delays of their children. This can cause a breakdown in communication and lack of a trusting partnership between childcare providers and families. This can also delay needed services to be received by a child. This course will provide childcare providers […]

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Apr
27

Back to Basics: Teaching Opposites, Positional Words and Rhyming

The basics of early childhood include teaching our little ones about opposites, positional words, and rhyming! These are fun and important parts of adding to the children’s vocabulary during early childhood. There are videos and interactions throughout the course. This course is for teachers of infants through preschoolers! Course length – 2.0 hours. The course […]

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Apr
21

When Can Kids Share and Take Turns?

One of the toughest things we sometimes face in early childhood is teaching children to share and take turns with each other. They will fight over everything from toys to books to a random stick they find on the playground. Course length – 1.5 hours. This course will help answer the following questions: Can toddlers […]

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Apr
10

Indoor Energy Busters (AKA Gross Motor Activities)

This course explains the importance of keeping gross motor a part of your everyday routine even on days when you cannot get outside due to weather or scheduling conflicts. Course length – 2.0 hours. The course will help answer the following questions: What is gross motor? Why is gross motor important? How does gross motor […]

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Apr
05

When Children Bite

This course helps early childhood educators understand, prevent and respond to a very difficult behavior. When children bite, it is upsetting to the child that gets bitten, the biter and both families. Course length – 1.0 hour. This course helps answer the following questions: Why do children bite? How can we prevent biting? What should […]

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Mar
14

Caring for Infants

This course provides the information you need to give safe and effective care to infants. There are many things to consider when you will be caring for infants and each is important to the children’s health, safety and development. Course length – 2.5 hours. The course helps answer the following questions: What is the difference […]

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Feb
28

Introduction to Early Intervention: How to Spot a Need and Where to Turn for Support

One of the most crucial time periods for learning and development in a child’s life is from birth to the age of 5. Because 90% of the brain develops during this time, children are meeting new milestones almost every day. But what happens if we notice a child isn’t meeting their developmental milestones? How do […]

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Feb
10

Learning Centers and Their Benefits

Learning centers are a vital part of how we set up our classrooms. Whether you are starting a new classroom or looking to redo an existing one, it’s good to know the best ways to go about the entire process. Course length – 3.0 hours. This course helps answer the following questions: Why is it […]

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Jan
29

Circle Time: The Importance of Planning – Extended Edition

Circle time is a part of most early childhood professional’s days. This course will help those new to the field learn the basics as well as bringing new ideas to those with experience. The course covers all of the information from the two hour circle time course and more! Circle time and small group time […]

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Jan
28

Integrated Learning: Teaching Multiple Skills with One Activity

This course touches on the fact that learning through play is essential. Research has shown that this is the way children learn best. For this reason, when we do choose to do an activity, we need to make the most of it. Course Length – 2.5 hours. The course helps answer the questions: Is learning […]

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Dec
20

When Childhood Anxiety Leads to Challenging Behaviors

This course is designed to help teachers and staff understand how to help children in their care with generalized anxiety. These children often act out in ways that are mistaken as behavior problems. Course length – 2.0 hours. The course helps answer the following questions: What is anxiety? What does childhood anxiety look like? What […]

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Dec
19

Art For All Ages

This course ventures into the importance and application of art in early childhood education. Course length – 2.0 hours. It helps answer the following questions: What are the key aspects of art in early childhood? What are the primary benefits to children who create art in early childhood? Why, for the benefit of your children, […]

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Sep
03

COVID in Early Childhood Education

COVID 19 has brought a lot of changes to early childhood education. Many centers and home cares have closed either temporarily or permanently. It has been a difficult time for everyone. This course provides detailed approaches and suggestions for dealing with all of the extra responsibilities that have come with COVID 19. Course length – […]

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Aug
20

Transitions

Transitions can be the toughest times throughout the day for teachers and children alike! We need to understand exactly why transitions are so difficult and how we can make these times work better for everyone involved. Children are extremely sensitive to change and we need to be sensitive to their needs. Course Length – 1.5 […]

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Jul
24

Learning Through Play

A child’s “job” is to play! They learn best by playing freely and interacting with their friends. This course explores the five basic areas of child development and how a child can progress in those areas through free play. There are multiple printable resources including small posters about learning through play that you can print […]

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Jun
20

Teaching Life Skills to School Age Children

This course is about teaching school age children the life skills they need to do well in their classrooms, relationships and in future endeavors. As children grow, they need to take more and more responsibility for their own lives and the adults in their lives can be great assets in helping them along the way. […]

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Jun
06

School Age Science and Art

This course covers what science and art should look like for our school age children and why they are important. We cover what the scientific process is and how to follow it with specific examples. It is filled with ideas for interesting and educational activities that you can take back to your classroom and implement […]

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May
15

Nutrition, Health and Hygiene

This course covers many aspects of nutrition and health for children from the perspective of the 5-2-1-0 initiative. They recommend at least 5 fruits and veggies per day, less than 2 hours of screen time daily, at least one hour of physical exercise per day and zero sugary drinks for children. We also discuss specific […]

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May
08

S.T.E.M. PART IV: Math

This course is the final in our four-part S.T.E.M. series. Our math course is broken up into shapes, sorting, patterning, matching, numbers and measuring. Each section explains why that skill is important and how the children can use it. There are printable file folder games, activities and other fun ways to teach math skills to […]

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