Child Care

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Chevelly Plet
Last Update September 20, 2023
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About This Course

High-quality childcare has an enormous influence on a child’s development readiness to continue on into the next stages of their life. These courses will teach you about how you can provide valuable educational and social experiences to children, while keeping them safe and healthy.

Learning Objectives

1. **Promote Child Development:**
- Learn how to create a nurturing and stimulating environment that supports physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.
2. **Ensure Child Safety and Well-Being:**
- Develop skills in accident prevention, emergency response, and childproofing environments.
3. **Effective Communication and Relationship Building:**
- Build positive and respectful relationships with children and their families to create a supportive and inclusive child care environment.

Requirements

  • Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Target Audience

  • parents, teachers, day care teachers.

Curriculum

2 Lessons3h 42m

Orientation to Child Care Professional

The first part of this course will help you understand how to use your student portal, access the Penn Foster Community and use it to find answers, and connect with Penn Foster on various social media sites. The second part of this course will introduce you to the early childhood field, including the various careers within the field, professional organizations who advocate for young children, and ethical expectations of early childhood professionals.
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Orientation to Child Care Professional Essay
Orientation to Child Care Professional

Child Growth and Development

In this course, you’ll learn about the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development of young children from birth through school age. You’ll study how both environment and biology influence a growing child. You’ll gain practice identifying developmental delays and possible disabilities. In addition, you’ll learn developmentally appropriate practices in planning for the success of all children. You’ll also explore how culture and family can influence children’s learning. Objectives: Describe the factors that influence a child’s growth and development Explain development from the prenatal period to birth Compare developmental theories of development Apply observation principles in childhood Describe brain and physical development of children from birth to age eight Describe social and emotional development of children from birth to age eight Identify cognition, language, and literacy milestones of children from birth to age eight Explain early intervention and how to meet the diverse needs of all children

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